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Home Energy: Utility Bill Breakdown

Home Energy Usage Breakdown Tired of that killer utility bill every month? Think of the things you'd rather spend your hard earned dollars on, a vacation, going out to eat, maybe some home improvement projects. We breakdown where the energy goes in the average home and how you can reduce your costs! 8% Created by: Bob Jenson A/C LIGHTING References: You might out how in efficient your old incandecent lighting is. surprised to find Change out old bulbs with florescent or LED lighting and you'll lower your utility bills and cut down on unwanted heat produced by higher wattage recessed lighting and old hallogen lamps. There are many florecent and LED bulbs that mimic the warm yellow light from an incandecent bulb! 40% HEATING & COOLING Heating and Cooling your home is the biggest contributor to a high utlity bill. It can account from 40-50% of your home energy costs. System maintenance, cleaning and regularly replacing filters will keep everything performing at it's best, which equates to lower bills. When an air conditioning and heating system is 10-15+ years old it uses more power to run and heats and cools less. It may be time to consider upgrading to high efficient equipment to reap the benefits of a more comfortable home and lower energy bills! Many newer systems come with Variable Speed Motors and equipment with Multiple Stages including a higher SEER rating. Get a free estimate from your trusted air conditioning contractor to consider your options. 28% WATER HEATING Constantly heating the water in your home can take another big chunk of your energy costs. Upgrading to a tankless water heater will save you money by only heating on demand and not keeping a whole tank of water hot all day when your not home. Just like gas furnaces you can choose different levels of efficiency when buying a new tankless water heater. Installing hot water shutoff valves on your shower head can help you save by turning off the water when it reaches the desired temperature. 4% STANDBY VOLTAGE Standby or phantom voltage is the power your devices and appliances use when they are off but still plugged in. Make it your practice to unplug device chargers and unused gadgets until you need them. You can also get plugin power outlets that let you keep stuff plugged in but shut off power to them when off. 14% ELECTRONICS Over the years the average home has significantly increased in the number of gadgets, devices, TV's, and appliances, all which can take up to 14% of your energy costs! Unplug unused appliances and devices if possible. Look at upgrading to a more efficient, Energy Star Rated appliances. © 2013 Bob Jenson Air Conditioning Inc.

Home Energy: Utility Bill Breakdown

shared by BobJenson on Sep 10
Why Is My Energy Bill So High? We tend to take our utility power for granted until it goes out and then we realize how much electricity is involved in our daily lives. What we can’t stand is gettin...


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