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Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!

Mae Wilder

This is a great time to make a New Year’s resolution to become more energy efficient. The recent temperature dip has everyone sweating their energy bills, but there are ways to manage the rising energy costs in your home without having to live like you’re out in the cold. Cut Your Energy Costs Day is an opportunity to take a closer look at your home, and find ways of reducing the amount of energy you’re using. Looking beyond the winter months, this is your chance to address the year ahead and find out how to make your energy bills more affordable all year long.

The first and best way to celebrate Cut Your Energy Costs Day is to get a FREE energy assessment of your entire home. There are a lot of things to consider that may slip under your radar, but our friendly energy experts can tell you exactly what you need to make your home energy efficient. This can include attic insulation, duct sealing and many other possible measures to increase your monthly savings. They can also let you know if you qualify for incentives to cover the work needed.

The biggest source of wasted energy in your home is heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. If you don’t already have one, consider getting a FREE programmable or smart thermostat. It’s so easy to turn on the heat in the house and forget to turn it off when you go to bed or leave your home, wasting precious energy to heat unused space. A programmable thermostat will let you set times and days that the temperature will be adjusted, resulting in big savings throughout the year without any effort on your part.

Finally, one of the easiest ways to save energy and money is to replace old, energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs and fixtures. Per the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting accounts for 15 percent of home electric use. Installing LED bulbs can reduce energy usage by up to 75 percent. An LED light will last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, which means that they pay for themselves in less than a year and will provide even more savings over time.

Being energy efficient may be one of the most successful resolutions customers can make for 2017. At Home Energy Rx, we are happy to help you with any of these projects in your home. Contact us online or give us a call at (501) 414- 8094 and we’ll let you know everything your home needs to save energy and lower your bills throughout the year.


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