Daylight savings is a great time to double-check your energy usage. You are reminded to change your smoke alarm batteries at this time twice a year, but it’s also a great time to take stock of your overall energy usage. Chances are, when you get up in the morning, it’s dark outside this time of year and you’ll be turning on a lamp so you don’t stub your toe instead of relying on the sunlight streaming through your windows. Now is a great time to make sure you are using LED bulbs that save energy, since you won’t have as much access to natural light.
Gradual lighting in the bathroom, for instance, not only conserves energy, but it also keeps you from getting blinded by a bright light in the middle of the night or those early mornings. Also, you’ll be turning lights on inside around 5pm now so your power bill is bound to go up unless you take a few minutes now to switch to energy-efficient bulbs. Make the most of your windows by letting in as much sunlight as possible and check them for leaks.
As it gets darker and colder, you’ll want to hunker down in your home more, so make it the best place on earth by taking these simple steps to check your home for savings.
- Switch out traditional light bulbs for LED bulbs
- Evaluate windows and switch to a Magnetite Window Panel
- Schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up to start saving money on your electric bill
- Schedule a Home Performance with Energy Star
- Consider a Duct, Clean, and Seal to really maximize your heat and your clean air flow