The weather is changing and so should you! Here are the best ways to cut down your home electric bill this fall!

Are you fed up with expensive energy bills each month? Well, you have come to the right place. In this blog you will find out three different ways to reduce your electricity bill as the weather changes. These strategies will not only save you money, but they will also save the planet as you are actively reducing your carbon footprint and carbon emissions!
September 30, 2022

1. Weatherstrip/Caulk doors and windows

Many people overlook the importance and impact of weatherstripping doors and windows. Experts have said that weatherstripping doors and windows will pay for themselves within one year in energy savings. It can keep frigid air out of your house, making it feel warmer. You will not have to turn on the heat as high, resulting in a lower energy bill.  

What is weatherstripping? Weatherstripping is the process of sealing openings in doors, windows, or other crevices in your home to prevent unwanted airflow. In the fall and winter, weatherstripping your home will allow you to keep cold air out!

If you have made it this far and are seriously interested in weatherstripping your doors and windows keep reading. It is an inexpensive process that can be done on your own. In just 8 simple steps, you can affordably weatherstrip your home by yourself. Check out the steps HERE!

2. Invest in a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats have changed the game in terms of energy efficiency and saving. Essentially, you can control the temperature of your home no matter where you are. All you need is WI-FI and the thermostats app on your phone. Gone are the days where you forget to turn off the heat/AC when you leave your home. Now, with only the click of a few buttons, you can easily control heat/AC from anywhere. According to studies, smart thermostats saved an average of 8% of heating/cooling bills per year. In many cases, the savings completely covered the cost of the thermostat and more during just the first year! So, what are you waiting for? Save money and the environment at the same time by purchasing a smart thermostat today!  

3. Bundle Up

This may sound silly, but it is 100% true. The best way to save energy, reduce your electric bill, and save the environment is to refrain from using energy. As the weather gets colder, our first reaction is to turn the heat on to keep our homes between 72 and 78-degrees Fahrenheit. Rather than doing that, wasting money and energy, how about just throwing on a sweater and a pair of pants to stay warm. During early fall when the weather is changing, throwing on extra clothes is way more efficient than turning the heat on. If you have never done this before, try it. You will quickly realize how much money you are saving on your energy bill by budling up!

If none of these strategies resonate with you, there is one more route that you can take. Signing up with Meltek will allow you to save money during high energy demand periods. You get paid simply for unplugging devices, turning off lights, raising the temperature of your AC, and much more.