Top 5 Energy Management Solutions for Homeowners

When you’re a homeowner, this means that you are responsible for more than just your mortgage. You are also the one who has to maintenance your home, pay your house insurance and also your energy expenses. And if you happen to be someone who considers yourself to be energy efficient, this also means that you are constantly looking for ways to manage the energy that is within your home.

If indeed that’s you, then you’ve come to the right article because over the course of the next few minutes, we are going to share with you five effective energy management solutions that every homeowner should know about (and hopefully apply) below:

Purchase smart home automation. Technology is always evolving and one of the best recent inventions is smart home automation. It’s what gives you the ability to control things like your lights, faucets, entertainment systems and even your house alarm, all with the help of a handheld remote or your smartphone. By having this kind of system in place at your home, if you leave your house and forget to turn off your lights or program your thermostat, you can do it from your job or even while you’re on vacation. And that’s definitely a great way to save energy.

Download some energy management apps. Did you know there are apps that you can download to help you manage the energy in your home? Some of our favorites include Kill-Ur-Watts, Energy Tracker and Green Outlet. For a list of some other great energy management apps, visit ASE.org and put “energy efficiency apps” in the search field.

Install a low-flow showerhead, toilet and tankless water heater. Reducing your energy costs isn’t just about conserving electricity. It’s about conserving water too. Well, if you are looking for a way to reduce your water bills by as much as 30 percent each year, all you need to do is install a low-flow showerhead and toilet. Also, being that tankless water heaters are designed to only come on when hot water is needed, that helps to keep your water costs low as well.

Purchase some appliances with the Energy Star label on them. If it’s time for you to purchase a new stove or washer and dryer set, look for one that has the Energy Star label on them. They are designed to be able to save you as much as 30-40 percent on your energy costs. Also, when it comes to the appliances that you already have, make sure to use them in an energy efficient way. For instance, when it comes to your dishwasher, rather than using the dryer setting (which uses up more electricity), opt for letting them air dry instead.

Conduct an energy audit. If you were to ask a company likeĀ Jackson Electrical Contractors about a good energy management solution that you can apply to your home, one of the things that they would probably recommend is that you conduct an energy audit. That way you can detect if you have air and water leaks, if your appliances are not working optimally or if you need to replace the insulation in your attic. For details on how to conduct your own energy audit, visit Energy.gov and out “DIY energy audit” in the search field.

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