Big Home Energy Wasters to Avoid in 2020

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Matthew

For many homeowners, a rise in the energy bill in their winter can always be something we all reluctantly expect. However, there are a few things you can do in your home to ensure you reduce your energy waste. These tips below are a great start! 

Running Small Loads in The Dishwasher

One common mistake many homeowners make is running their dishwasher before it’s full. To stop water waste and unnecessary energy use, be sure that you are always running your dishwasher when it’s completely full. 

Stop Constantly Touching The Thermostat

The temperatures outside are dropping, often leading many homeowners to crank the thermostat. Though you should be comfy and warm, cranking the thermostat isn’t always the answer. Though you might believe going a few degrees higher will warm the room faster, it just puts more stress on your heating system. 

However, if you are finding that you are continually increasing the temperature in your home based on select rooms,  you might see more benefits from home zoning or ductless units. Our team of heating experts can help you find the best solution.

Avoiding Routine Service

Another common issue is when homeowners miss routine HVAC service. A tune-up helps spot minor issues before they become major and allows for your system to work at its most energy-efficient state. So be sure to stick to a routine schedule. 

Not Giving Your Water Heater TLC

The same thing goes for your water heater. When not maintained or used past its prime, this trusty appliance can be one of the biggest home energy wasters. If your system is on the older side, an upgrade to a tankless unit can provide you with hot water on-demand, when you need it and without the extra water waste.

Looking to make sure your home is ready to make the most of its energy usage? The team at Scott Hale is here to help. Whether you are looking for the best home heating option or upgrading your water heater, we can provide you with professional and friendly service. Call today, and we come today! 

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