DIY: Drive Down Your Energy Bill
Is your energy bill extremely high? Consider these factors that may be inflating your costs and how to lower your bill.
-The addition of occupants in your home.
-The addition of appliances, like a freezer in the basement or garage
-The use of too much electrical resistance heating
Be sure to check for faulty appliances and faulty weather seals. Outdoor air infiltration in your home makes your heating system work harder, thus driving up costs. In addition, check for hot water leaks and monitor your use of appliances with large motors such as pumps and compressors. Seasonal appliances such as electrical blankets, lighting, and dehumidifiers may also be temporarily driving up your costs.