Sometimes even the smallest or simplest change can make the biggest difference; even when it comes to saving on your energy and water bills! If you already follow these 7 suggestions below, then great! If not, give them a try and then watch your utility bill improve over time. Many of these can become part of your arrangement with Tropical Home Watch Services.
1. Swimming Pool
If you’re one of cool the pool-having folk, then you will appreciate this tip! It’s always important to limit the amount of time that you run your pool pump. Running it for only up to 6 hours a day during the Summer is what Tropical Home Watch Service recommends.
2. Home Cooling
Make sure you never run your AC thermostat on the “ON” setting and instead always use the “AUTO” setting. Choosing to cool your home at 78 degrees while you’re there is a good option, but if you’re away, switching it to 82 or similar will allow a more efficient use of energy.
3. Water Heater
Reducing your water heater temperature to 120 from 140 degrees is the U.S. Department of Energy’s suggested temperature setting. You probably won’t even notice the difference when you’re heating up your water!
4. AC Filter
Regularly cleaning or replacing your AC filter will help your AC unit run more efficiently and help trim some fat from your energy bill cost.
5. Ceiling Fans
Make sure you’re turning off your ceiling fan before you leave a room. This minor adjustment to your routine will result in reduced energy cost.
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7. Lint Catch
Ensuring that you clean your dryer’s lint catch filter before each load to not only dry your clothes faster but also reduce energy consumption.
We hope you found these tips useful! Hopefully when you implement these simple changes, you will notice a reduction in energy and water usage on your utility bills! In addition, Tropical Home Watch Services can provide these services and more, which will continue to ensure your home operates efficiently even in your absence!
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Tammy + Mike Hilliard
Mike and Tammy are 30 year full-time residents of Sarasota County and the professional team behind Tropical Home Watch Services. This duo of successful business- and homeowners guarantees you and your home will be well taken care of when you’re away.