Are your monthly electricity bills out of control? Despite all your best efforts to shut off lights and appliances when they’re not in use, does it seem as though you’re barely making a dent in what you pay?
The challenge is identifying waste and inefficiencies in your home, correcting them, and finally taming those costly and unruly electricity bills into the future.
To find your solution, let’s take a look at the conundrum from three angles:
Electricity is measured and billed per kilowatt hour (kWh), and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average U.S. home uses 903 kWh per month (approx. $108). Take a look at your most recent bill. Where does your usage fall in comparison, keeping in mind the size of your home?
Practicing energy saving habits and encouraging the same in your family is always a good thing, but the truth is that lights and fans represent a fraction of your overall bill. The main culprits are your heating and cooling systems, and the amount of energy usage in this area will be directly affected by:
Talk to a Professional
The first step in taming your electricity bill is to consult a professional. A professional can conduct an energy audit, inspect your heating and cooling systems, service them, and help you maintain them.
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