Tech-savvy Energy Saving Tips

Technology changes every day, and with that change comes exciting new possibilities. Here are a couple tech-savvy choices you can make around your home that will maximize efficiency and minimize expenses.

Smart Thermostat:

A smart thermostat allows you to customize when and how you heat or cool your home. This way, you’ll only be using energy when you need it! For example, you can set the thermostat to automatically turn down the heat at night while you and your family are sleeping. On hot summer days, you can also set the thermostat to start cooling down the house when you’re on your way home from work. Some smart thermostats can save consumers up to 30% on their energy bills, making this a very smart investment!

Tankless Water Heaters:

Previously, water heaters were enormous tanks that brought water up to temperature. Now, tankless water heaters heat water on demand via a gas burner or an electrical element. This isn’t the only benefit – it also reduces your energy bills, helps the environment, and conserves space in your home. For certain homes, according to Energy Star, tankless water heaters can be anywhere from 24% to 34% more efficient than traditional models, and they deliver unlimited hot water on-demand. That means no more unexpectedly cold showers!

LED Bulbs:

LED lights are superior to incandescent bulbs in so many ways: their compact size means greater versatility; they don’t give off as much heat as traditional bulbs, so they can be placed closer to the items they illuminate; they’re both fully dimmable and immediately available at top brightness; they have a spectacular quality of light; they operate at a lower voltage than other options (which makes them much safer); and finally, LED lights can save you up to 75% on your lighting bill.