Posted on 05/16/2018 at 12:00 AM by Melissa Horton
The 3 Biggest Energy Users In Your Home
By yellowblue™ Eco Tech
As a homeowner, there are two kinds of costs you will experience: costs you plan for, and costs you don’t. Too often, a homeowner’s utility bills start falling into the latter category. Anything from a cold front to a drafty attic can push your energy costs from reliable to unpredictable.
Roughly 1 in 3 American households struggle to pay their energy bill, so it’s crucial homeowners understand where that consumption originates. Most importantly, they need to know how to reduce it.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 biggest culprits of energy consumption in a home.
No surprises here — keeping your entire home at the exact temperature you like takes a lot of energy. Heating and cooling accounts for between 40-45% of a home’s energy usage. Better insulation and proper home air sealing methods can reduce your home’s reliance on space heating. It can also make your current system more effective.
Hot Water Heating Systems
Showers, washing machines, and dishwashers are household constants that take their toll on your energy bill. Small improvements like low-flow showerheads can work wonders, and long-term fixes such as hot water heater blankets are even better.
Home Appliances and Electronics
This slice of America’s energy pie chart has been growing steadily the past few years, as smart-home technology continues to rise. Considering implementing an electricity regulation system into your home to better manage how much electricity your electronics use.
Control Your Energy Usage
Yellowblue is dedicated to giving homeowners the tools they need to control home energy consumption. Check out our products and contact us today to start saving money on your home energy use.