How To Lower Your Electricity Bill?
The team at Lumberjack Electric knows that keeping your household on a budget can be difficult with utility costs rising. We want our customers to know that homeowners from Bloomington to Stillwater are saving electricity and money by following some sage advice to make their home’s more energy efficient.
Tips In The Kitchen
Healthy home-cooked meals are not something that you should ever consider giving up to save electricity. But you can reduce the amount of energy that your kitchen appliances are consuming. The first stop is the refrigerator. Keeping the coils of the fridge dust-free is the best way to help this essential appliance consume less energy. In addition, a fully stocked refrigerator will use less energy than a sparsely filled one, so stock up on perishables for the most energy efficiency.
When preparing that bounty of fresh food, make intelligent choices about the way you cook. For example, use the microwave or toaster oven instead of a full-size model. It will consume less energy and add less heat to your home that the AC needs to overcome. Grilling is a great way to make healthy food using little power and introducing no added heat to your home.
Finally, be sure only to run your dishwasher when it is fully loaded. Surprisingly, the machine uses only a fraction of the water you would need to hand wash the same amount of dishes. So save time, water, and power with an Energy Star model that delivers the highest energy efficiency possible.
Installing ceiling fans will not change the temperature in your home. Instead, recirculating the air adds to your comfort all year. Don’t let the thought of electrical wiring or climbing a ladder stop you from enjoying this affordable solution. The experts at Lumberjack Electric will have your new fan installed in just a few hours.
A Few Outdoor Tips
Adding trees to your property is ideal for adding value and energy efficiency. A tree shading your AC condenser is perfect for combating full sunlight. In addition, trees shading the windows of your house will help reduce the radiant heat entering during the summer months. By planting deciduous trees, ones that drop their leaves, you will still be able to reduce your heating bill by letting the winter sunshine warm your home.
Finally, walk around your house searching for air leaks and gaps around doors and windows. On a hot summer day, you can put your hand around the frame of each door and window to see if you feel cool air escaping from your house. If you discover any leaks, seal them with caulk to reduce the energy used to cool and heat your home. This quick task will save you money and add to the comfort level in your home year-round.
The Lumberjack Electric team is here to assist you in making any upgrades needed to ensure that your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Call us at 612-236-9052 for all of your electrical needs.