Your utility bills are something you just can’t escape if you need running water and electricity. But keeping your Houma or Thibodaux area home comfortable with water and power shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here are a few tips you can use to save money on your monthly utility costs.
1 Properly Insulate Your Home
If your home’s insulation is subpar or nonexistent, your warmed and cooled air can be lost at an alarming rate. It’s literally like money is slipping through the cracks when you have insufficient insulation. Besides costing you money in lost energy, this will also cost you in comfort, as your home will be colder in the winter months and hotter in the summer months. Doug’s can evaluate your insulation and help maximize the energy-efficiency you get from it.
2 Adjust Your Thermostat
Adjusting the thermostat by just a few degrees will save you money over time. This will work year-round. Turn down the heat a bit during the cold season, and turn up your AC during the warm season. You can adjust your thermostat even further when you use ceiling fans to circulate the air in your home. The less work your heat and AC systems have to do, the more savings you’ll see on your energy bill.
3 Don’t Rinse Dishes Before The Dishwasher
Rinsing before running a load of dishes always seems like a good idea, but chances are you’re just wasting water and money. Generally, modern dishwashing machines are powerful and thorough enough to get rid of the leftover food debris on your dishware without you needing to pre-rinse them. So skip the rinse to save some money on your water bills.
4 Have Your HVAC System Regularly Maintained
Seasonal HVAC maintenance can increase your heating and cooling systems’ energy efficiency by as much as 15%. Regular maintenance ensures that any loose connections are tightened back up, components are cleaned of friction-causing dirt and debris and any low fluids are topped off. This all works to keep your heating and cooling system running in top condition, which translates into energy bill savings for you.
Doug’s Can Help Reduce Your Utility Bills
Call the seasoned Doug’s plumbers and HVAC technicians at (985) 746-1116 or schedule service online to get maintenance services designed to increase efficiency and decrease your bills. We’re here to help!