Air conditioning takes the lion’s share of the high energy expenses that homeowners usually incur in the summer. This implies that the savings you can get from reducing your air conditioning costs are substantial. To help you effectively save money, let’s break down the main culprits behind high summer AC bills and learn how you […]
Being too cool is a problem many people would like to have during a long, hot Ohio summer. However, the fact is, attempting to keep your home excessively cool during very hot weather can actually have the opposite effect. Here are some reasons why “too cool” isn’t cool in some cases:
If your garage is unheated, you’re probably not inclined to spend much time there in the winter. Maybe you’ve thought about heating it so that you can make it a place for doing projects or just having a warmer place to start your car in the morning.
Time-variant pricing by utilities means not all electricity costs the same. Traditional flat-rate pricing imposed the same rates no matter when electricity was consumed. Time-variant plans, however, link rates to predetermined times and usage.
Did you get dinged pretty bad from your 2018 taxes? If so you may be looking for ways to make up for the losses. One easy way is to reduce your utility bills by energy savings.
Teaching kids about energy efficiency helps encourage them to build good habits when it comes to energy use. One of the biggest sources of energy use in households is the HVAC system. Consider doing the following in order to teach your kids how to reduce energy usage while heating and cooling your home.
When the thermostat says one thing but your body thinks another, more than likely the indoor humidity level is responsible. Besides affecting health and comfort levels, humidity or the lack thereof raises energy costs when you compensate by raising or lowering the temperature.
Smart home technology is advancing rapidly and it’s giving homeowners opportunities to vastly improve day-to-day convenience and comfort. Choosing innovative upgrades like the following can offer significant smart home savings on utility bills too:
Power spikes, be they from a distant thunder storm hitting near a utility line, or because of mini-surges in your own home, are never fun. Not only can they fry your electronic appliances, such as a refrigerator, television or HVAC system, but they can also damage your entire electrical system, requiring extensive and expensive repairs.