Utility costs can skyrocket during an Albany, NY winter. Saving energy is not only eco-friendly, but it also saves you money by lowering your utility costs and being friendly to your monthly budget. At DeNooyer Direct Insurance Services LLC, our agents can provide you with energy-saving tips you can use to lower your utility costs and still maintain a comfortable home. Aside from having your electric company perform an energy audit, there are many other things you can do to control how you use energy in your home.
Install "Smart" Devices
"Smart" devices are often included in home security system packages and allow you to manage several devices at one time with a simple Wi-Fi connection. A smart thermostat can adjust the temperature of your home so that less energy is used while you are asleep or away. You can also set your indoor and outdoor lights to timers that will turn them on and off as needed.
Weatherproof Your Windows
One of the biggest areas for energy loss is around your windows. Once a year, check your weatherstripping or see if the caulking around your windows is still in good shape. This will prevent drafts, keeping the warm air in your home in the winter and the cold air inside in the summer.
Let the Light Shine In
Instead of turning on lights during the day, open your curtains and let the sunshine in. If you don’t want people to see inside your home, add a set of sheer curtains that will block the view but still let the light shine through.
Call or visit DeNooyer Direct Insurance Services LLC if you want to learn more about saving energy and keeping your energy costs low. Our agents are always available to help residents of Albany, NY get the answers they need.