Energy prices are on the rise and temperatures are fluctuating from one season to the next. Our top energy-saving tips can help lower your bills.
Whether you are looking for tips to keep your home cooler in summer months or warmer in winter months, a few simple tweaks can help reduce the impact on your power bills.
As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, Georgia Power have come up with some excellent energy efficiency solutions and advice.
The top tips, tools and resources help customers make the most of their energy budgets and ensure they are not out of pocket unnecessarily.
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Turn Off The Lights
Turn off lights when they’re not in use. To help you remember, try leaving eye-catching reminders next to light switches and doorways.
Set manual thermostats to a sensible temperature and make the most of programmable and smart thermostats. They will help decrease energy use based on your lifestyle and use of each room. Don’t waste energy in a room you don’t occupy.
Plug Gaps and Weather Proof
Caulk and weather-strip around your windows and doors. If the caulking is cracked, or the weather-stripping is damaged or peeling, replace the old material. You will benefit from energy savings.
Don’t Block Radiators and Vents
Make sure furniture, curtains, rugs and other items do not block vents or radiators to help your heating and cooling system operate more efficiently.
Buy LED Lights
Replace your current light bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. LED light bulbs consume up to 75% less energy than conventional incandescent lights, helping you save money and resources.
Change Air Filters
Change standard air filters once a month, or pleated filters once every three months, to help your system run more efficiently. It is also important to have your air conditioner professionally serviced to ensure it’s running efficiently and not wasting electricity.
Unplug electronics when they are not in use to save money. You will be surprised at just how much you save from turning off an appliance normally left on standby.
Buy Energy Approved Goods
Look for the energy rating labels when purchasing new appliances and electronics to save on your energy bill.
Full Loads Only
Wash full loads of clothes with cold water and avoid over-drying. All of those are good energy-saving tips and will help save on your bills.
If you have a water tank or electric water heater, wrap it with an insulated blanket. It will help keep the water warm for longer without needing additional energy to maintain the temperature. You can expect additional savings.