With the cold season approaching, many of you are concerned about your energy bill. It may actually increase significantly if you don’t take some precautions. Follow our tips to save money.
It is important to put the thermostat in the right place!
The thermostat is a device that controls the heating and cooling system in a home. Thus it is responsible for regulating the temperature so that it is stable. Adjusting the thermostat in the boiler will allow you to control the operation of the device. Experts say that electricity consumption can be reduced by wisely adjusting the thermostat.
So if you reduce it by two degrees, for example, you can save up to 5% on your heating bill. If you lower it by five degrees, you will save up to 10%. Therefore, investing in a smart and modern thermostat, which automatically adjusts to the temperature you want, can save you a lot of money.
Another important fact: do not neglect the location of the thermostat in your room. If exposed to sunlight or wind currents, it can change the temperature unnecessarily and increase your electric bill. To avoid this, be sure to place the thermostat on an interior wall near the center of the house, away from direct sunlight, windows, doors, hallways, and the kitchen. So it’s best to install it in a very crowded room for regular viewing: choose an empty, well-insulated wall, away from the heater if you have one.
good to know : You should always ensure that you have adequate levels of insulation in your home. This is what helps prevent heat loss and maintain a constant room temperature.
Less energy thanks to LED bulbs
Now that you have found a good location for your thermostat. Let’s move on to this interesting trick that few people take advantage of. If you want to lower your electric bill, it’s time to change your lighting habits.
Good tip: In addition to always turning off the light when you leave the room, you should start thinking about switching all of your light bulbs, at least the majority, to energy-efficient CFLs or, better yet, LEDs. This is more economical. Not only are they 75-85% more efficient than traditional bulbs, but they also last 15-25 times longer. Not to mention a noticeable decrease in the monthly bill. So what are you waiting for to get started?