Steps to Save On the Electric Bill & Other Energy Costs

10 Systems That Affect Energy Costs Each Month

From the home’s heating and cooling system, insulation, and use of energy efficient appliances, a variety of factors not only conserve energy, but also add up in savings. Around the home, more than 10 areas represent how to reduce the electric bill. These include:

  1. Air Conditioning
  2. Heating
  3. Heating Options
  4. Insulation
  5. Lighting
  6. Moisture
  7. Ventilation
  8. Caulking and Weather-stripping
  9. Ducts
  10. Water Heaters
  11. Water Usage

Using Insulation To Save on Energy Costs

Insulation represents an easy method for maximizing the home’s heating and cooling systems. With adequate insulation, homeowners don’t need to set the thermostat on high or run space heaters throughout the house. A heating and cooling contractor may help identify which rooms and areas of the home require insulation as well as the best application for insulating the home. Request a bid with one of our comfort advisors.

Reading Your Energy Bill Is Essential to Saving On It

Learning how to read your electric meter is the first step to reducing the electric bill. Next, using the information from the meter, check each room for power usage. Remember to power down computers and other electronics that are not in use. Also, unplug any small appliances or things that you are not currently using (coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, etc.)

How to Use Appliances For Energy Savings

With the purchase of energy efficient appliances, Missourians qualify for up to 30 percent in tax credits and deductions. According the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Web site, electronics and appliances account for 20 percent of the home’s energy expenditures. With the replacement of an older appliance for a new ENERGY STAR qualified appliance, consumers are eligible for a rebate for any of the following:

  1. Refrigerator and freezers
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Tankless Water heaters
  4. Geothermal heat pump
  5. Clothes Washing machines and dryer

Saving On Other Utility Costs

Since the home’s heating and cooling system may attribute to power surges, have your system checked by an expert, who can offer other tips. Contact Hoffmann Brothers, who can provide valuable tips for how to reduce the electric bill and other utilities.