As we ring in the new year, try out these five ideas to reduce your consumption of natural resources and save on your monthly utility bills.
Focus on Your Water Usage
Keeping water usage in check can mean surprisingly big savings on your water bill. Here are a few ways you can do that:
- Check your plumbing fixtures for leaks. Household leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water per year, per household.
- Did you know over half of all water used inside your home is in the bathroom? Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and install WaterSense labeled products in your bathroom. You can save up to 21,000 gallons of water and $240 in utility bills annually by buying EPA certified WaterSense products. That’s equivalent to 510 loads of laundry!
Efficiently Use Blinds, Drapes, and Shades
On sunny winter days, sunlight shining through windows helps to heat your home’s interior. Utilize nature’s passive solar heating by opening blinds, drapes, and shades to lower energy consumption naturally.
Install Attic Insulation
Installing blown-in attic insulation can reduce electric bills by 15% to 25%. This type of insulation keeps heat inside your home instead of escaping through the attic during the cooler months of the year.
Use Space Heaters
If you only need to heat a small area of your home’s interior, use an energy efficient portable electric space heater. You’ll stay toasty warm and save energy at the same time.
Install Solar Panels
The average cost of solar panels in Arizona is about $2.64 per watt, which is lower than the average price across the United States of $3.00 per watt. Cool Blew Solar can help you determine the number of solar panels needed for your specific home size and location. We’ll let you know the best type of panels to use, total installation costs, and any federal, state, and local solar incentives to take advantage of. The annual savings are significant. Trust us!
Call Cool Blew Solar
For a free solar panel installation quote for your home, call your local experts at Cool Blew Solar today at 623-234-2836. We’re here for you anytime of the day or night. No job is too small or too large for Cool Blew Solar professionals!