Most homeowners try their best to save on energy costs, but sometimes it can be downright difficult. Luckily, technology is making it easier and more affordable to save energy in your home throughout the year. Below, we’ve put together a list of our favorite energy saving appliances and gadgets that will pay for themselves over the life of the device.
Energy Saving Appliances
- Energy Efficient Clothes Washers and Dryers
One of the biggest energy hogs in your home is your laundry machine. Energy efficient clothes dryers and washers, like those offered by EnergyStar, can help you use less energy on every load of clothes that you wash without sacrificing performance. Energy efficient washers use features like load sensing to ensure that you do not use more water than you need to with each load. Similarly, energy efficient dryers offer features like moisture sensing, which will automatically turn off the dryer once your load is dry.
- Energy Saving Outlet
When you leave your devices plugged in, this uses up energy, even if the devices are not on. An energy saving outlet like the Belkin FC7009 Conserve Energy Saving Outlet can help you reduce your electricity costs over time by turning off power to your devices when they are not in use. You can use the timer on the outlet to automatically turn power off to any devices that are plugged into the outlet once the set time has been reached. This device is only $14.95 on Amazon.com, but it can help you save much more than that in electricity costs in the long run.
- Smart Thermostats
Smart and programmable thermostats can help you save more money on energy costs over time by helping you use your HVAC system more efficiently. You can program your thermostat to adjust your home temperature to better accommodate your living patterns. For instance, during the days and times that you are at work, you can program your thermostat to adjust the temperature to save energy while you’re away. When you return home, you won’t have to worry about being too cold or hot because you can use your programmable thermostat to adjust the HVAC setting to a more comfortable temperature when you plan to be home.
- Energy Efficient Furnaces
When the weather starts to cool down and you are tempted to turn on the heat, think about just how much energy it takes to keep your entire home warm. An energy efficient furnace can help you save more money on your electricity bills over time by using less energy to heat your home. Though an energy-efficient model will cost more than your run of the mill heater, it is a worthwhile investment as it allows you to save money every time you use the heater.
Are you in the market for an energy saving HVAC system? Brody Pennell provides a wide range of quality Carrier HVAC products and equipment, including energy efficient furnaces. Contact us today to find out how you can save money with a more energy efficient HVAC system. Call now: (310) 836-0606.
Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.
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