6 Energy Efficient Things To Do On Move In DayPosted on: Monday, December 30th, 2019
We are all aware of the energy savings that you can get with a home that is properly prepared. However, what are some things that you can do upon moving into a new home that can help you save on your energy costs? Believe it or not, there are some super easy things to do that you can add to your list for move in day while unpacking.
- Change the old light bulbs for those that are more energy efficient. You are going to find that old bulbs that are not energy efficient often give off a yellow tinted light. Instead, opt for the energy efficient daylight bulbs. They are not only more energy efficient, but they can help your home look brighter!
- What is the temperature of your water heater? For the best efficiency, hot water heaters should be set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not going to make for cold showers at all and it can save tons over the lifetime of living in this home.
- Replace the air filters in the home. Nothing makes your furnace or AC system work harder than having a dirty air filter!
- Consider purchasing a water heater blanket to throw on top of the water heater, especially if this is an older model. This can help to keep this warm and the heater will use less energy to produce the hot water you need. Be careful not to obstruct any part of the water heater, as this could be a danger. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use this properly!
- Install low flow toilet kits on the toilet to ensure you are not using more water than what is necessary for flushing.
- Be sure that you check all your faucets and showerheads to ensure they are not dripping, as this is money going down the drain! If they are, swap these out for a new set.
After moving into a new home, you may be concerned about getting your home unpacked. Which is perfectly understandable. However, be sure to take a few moments to double check these energy efficient tips to your new home and make any changes needed. It will pay off in the long run!