Saving electricity isn’t just our day job – it’s our passion. And we practice what we preach. When we come home after a long day of helping families make their homes more energy-efficient, we’re racking our brains for even more ways on how to save on electricity. When we tell you that your home needs more insulation to keep your family comfortable, it’s because we’ve just updated your neighbor’s home, too. Do you want to know the secret to keeping your energy bills low? Follow these tips, and you’ll be laughing your way to the bank.
Get a Mass Save Home Energy Audit every year.
Did you know that you’re eligible for a no-cost Mass Save energy audit once a year? You might be wondering, “How much can change in one year?” Well, if you have children, you know very well that the answer is, “a lot.” Last year, you may have made insulation upgrades, but perhaps your home still feels a little drafty. We can help you seal air leaks around your doors and windows. You already pay for the Mass Save program every month in your energy bill, so you might as well take advantage of it!
Become a night owl.
Did you know that electricity is often cheaper at night? That’s because most energy providers vary their prices based on peak and off-peak hours. Most of the time off-peak hours are at night, meaning doing a load of laundry right before you go to bed is more affordable than doing it as soon as you get home from work.
Make home automation your friend.
Like most Americans, you have a very busy schedule and can’t be bothered fiddling with temperature settings each and every time you leave the house. Home automation systems are affordable and make you feel like you’re living in the future. You can turn your lights on and off or increase your thermostat’s temperature from your smartphone.
Ditch the default settings.
Whenever you buy a new appliance, whether that’s a new hot water heater or refrigerator, change the manufacturer’s settings. Water heaters are often set way too hot, which can potentially scorch your skin and energy bill. Oftentimes factory settings are set to impress potential customers with how hot or cold something can get.
Don’t wait until something breaks.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right? While that’s true for a lot of things, it shouldn’t be your philosophy when it comes to appliances around your home. Yearly maintenance is the key for an appliance’s efficiency and longevity. Service your furnace annually, clean the filters of your HVAC system, and never forget to clean out the lint trap of your dryer.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Is the dishwasher in your home from when you moved in… 15 years ago? It’s time to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model. If you’re in the market for a new appliance, look for one that’s ENERGY STAR-qualified. Everything from microwaves to TVs have the Department of Energy’s stamp of approval. You’ll also be giving them a stamp of approval when you use 30% less energy each time you operate it.
Start saving with solar.
Solar panels are our #1 secret to energy saving success. Are you wondering if solar is right for your home? Schedule a no-obligation Solar Assessment. A member of our team will create a custom solar plan system for your home, and you’ll get a free Solar Savings Estimate. You’ll learn how much you can save just after and long-term when you buy solar panels. So when you’re wondering if solar is worth it, your personalized savings package will yield a definite yes.
Start saving electricity like a pro. Schedule your Mass Save Home Energy Assessment now.