The nights are getting cooler and the hours of daylight is getting shorter. As we transition into fall, it will be time to start turning up the heat and staying indoors more. Watching that meter flip numbers quicker can be a bit scary.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t utilize the sun more and use some tricks and tips to become just a little greener with our home and the resources that we use.
Check out these energy saving tips for the fall season change that can help you save money on your energy bill.
10 Easy Fall Energy Saving Tips
- Harness the sun as much as you can to help warm the house. Open blinds and drapes on sunny days and close them before nightfall.
- Check your insulation in the roof and attic to keep the warm air in
- If your water heater is not wrapped, consider an insulating blanket to keep the water at temp without having to kick on the heat
- Windows are a big source of heat loss. Changing out your windows for double and triple panes can help greatly. Plus you can use thermal window film to help prevent heat loss
- Lower your thermostat several degrees. You can save about 2% off of your bill for each degree lowered
- Check for leaks in the insulation around doors and windows. Consider changing your weatherstripping and sealing cracks to keep the warm air inside.
- Change your filters on your heating units regularly for the most efficient use. It will help the unit not work quite so hard
- If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed, unless you’re burning
- Switch to LED light bulbs and solar lights outside using LED bulbs for lower cost and more efficient lighting.
- If your windows are drafty, use plastic sheets to insulate them during the colder months
You can make a difference in your energy bill with simple and easy changes, just like these. Plus, light up the night with beautiful solar lights with no wires and easy installation too.