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Tips to Save on Energy Costs

No one likes getting monthly electricity bills. The cost adds up and can cause many to feel financially stressed. By making your home more energy-efficient, you can go green while saving “the green.” Many have made the switch to more energy-conscious materials due to the benefits they have on the structural elements of your home. Energy-efficient materials offer more insulation and use less energy to get the same job done.

Opportunities for homeowners and business owners to reduce energy usage.

  1. Energy-efficient home design: Replace your windows, roofing, siding, and doors with energy-efficient options to help preserve cool air in the summer and heat in the winter.
  2. Fill your spaces with energy-efficient appliances: In addition to the internal structure, you’ll want to make sure your home is efficient internally as well. Energy-conscious appliances will use up less energy to perform the same functions and reduce your energy consumption.
  3. Use more natural light: Switching off light fixtures when they’re not in use can help save more energy. Use natural lighting for as long as possible during the day. If there isn’t much light to go around, try using more energy-conscious light bulbs for your fixtures.
  4. Get a smart or programmable thermostat: These are a life and energy saver. They will automatically adjust your heating and cooling systems, even when you’re not home.
  5. Home maintenance: Check for any broken seals, leaks, or cracks that may be allowing air to get in or escape. Oftentimes, cracks in your home structure can be the culprit for your internal systems working overtime.

Whether it’s in your home or your daily routine, there are ways to cut your energy consumption with ease. By doing so, you can help contribute to a better, healthier environment. At DRO Insurance we want to help protect the Earth so that we can do our jobs to protect the people on it. For information on our insurance policies and how we can help you, contact us today.