Have you recently examined your monthly utility bill? If so, your jaw might be on the ground — and rightfully so. It’s true: a home becomes more expensive to maintain, even when you’re doing everything in your power to cut back on energy. However, if you’re still looking for some great ways to lower your upcoming bills, then we have some great tips to share:
Repair Leaks Immediately
Let’s face it: it’s rather simple to overlook a leaky faucet — but if ignored for an extended period of time, then the dripping has enough power to increase your monthly utility bills. Whether the drip is coming from your kitchen sink or the spout in the shower, it all (eventually) adds up. If you happen to notice a leak or constant drip, then it’s essential to have the problem resolved immediately by Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.!
Purchase a New Air Filter
Granted, this might be the last thing on your to-do list, but it is the most important. When you have a standard HVAC unit, it’s essential that you replace your air filter at least every two to three months, minimally. Indeed, the more frequently you replace this critical “accessory,” the more energy efficient your unit will be, in addition to keeping your indoor air quality pristine, too!
Clean your Appliances
Did you ever happen to notice that little plastic grate underneath your refrigerator? If so, did you observe how dusty it was? If that’s the case, then it’s essential to clean it immediately. Believe it or not, when the coils underneath your fridge are caked in dust, it will make the unit work twice as hard to keep your food cool. As a result, this will drive your energy bill up to new heights.
Turn Off the Ceiling Fan
Does your home feel quite stuffy? If that’s the case, then you might feel tempted to turn on the ceiling fan, which will help circulate the air — but will also use a surplus of energy, too. Since that’s the case, you’ll want to make sure that you’re only using your ceiling fan when you need it most — and do your best not to keep it on at all hours of the day. To combat this, it's best to open your windows, which will definitely keep the air fresh and cool, without exerting any unnecessary energy. Once you do this, you will see a drastic decrease in your monthly bills.If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.