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What Can I Do Reduce My Power Bill & Create More Home Efficiency?

          Are you one of those people who cringe when you open your power bill?  Or have you just become accustomed to a high bill and wishing for a way to create more efficiency in your home? Everyone seems to be actively seeking ways to save and create more efficiency in all aspects of their lives.  Read on as we explore these aspects as they specifically apply to your home and your power bill.

          First let’s identify the things in your home that utilize the most electricity, the electricity hogs is what we will call them.  Where are the electricity hogs in your home?  The number one electricity hog is the Hot Water heater, followed by the Air Conditioner and Heat Source, and right behind that is your dryer.  None of us are very interested in living without these energy hogs, but can’t we put them on a diet and still enjoy their conveniences?  Yes, of course we can, and that is what this article is all about.

Arizona energy savings        The Power Companies offer some things to assist us in identifying our electricity usage and some devices are available to create more efficiency in our homes.  SRP provides M-Power boxes which provide data about daily & hourly usage and current draw of power to identify from one moment to the next how much power you are using and what devices are pulling how much power. Also there are devices to hook up to the Hot Water Heater to time it on and off as needed so you are not heating water constantly.

         Next for your Hot Water Heaters, the first choice is to buy the most efficient available, or even to consider a heat on demand hot water system.  If you have chosen a standard hot water heater, it also makes sense to put a blanket on it made specifically for hot water heaters so they retain the heat so it does not have to be heated over and over.

          For your Air Conditioners which is the primary source of power usage during the long and intense heat of our Desert Valley summers there are many options available both directly and indirectly.  To directly create improvement and efficiency from your A/C unit, ensure it is the proper size for your space; get a high efficiency model; replace your filter at least once a month; service your unit regularly; and invest in a programmable thermostat versus a standard one.  Taking all of these steps can really put this energy hog on a diet providing instant low cost savings and efficiency in your home.

      Indirect ways to create improved efficiency of your Air Conditioning Unit includes better insulation in the walls and roof, look for the energy star logo on products, better ventilation from the attic and upper eave space, reflective coverings for windows, sealing cracks around windows and doors as well as installing high efficiency windows and doors.

       Every little bit helps and you are sure to create more efficiency in your home by utilizing any of these tips to slim down the energy hogs, and the more tips you employ and put to use, the greater your efficiency and savings will be realized in your home.