Brightsync Advice on How to Save on Energy Bills at Home
With Brightsync products, fleets can save on energy using our engine block heaters and programmable logic controllers. But, as a company that is always trying to push the green technology industry forward, we like to offer people advice on how they can be more sustainable and save on energy bills at home. Today in the Brightsync blog, we’ll give you some tips on how to do that.
Adjust Your Thermostat or Use a Smart Thermostat
One of the biggest energy costs to homeowners is running their air conditioning and heating. Even small changes to your thermostat habits can make a big difference over time. Try turning the A/C a few notches warmer, or the heat a few notches down. You may notice that you’re still comfortable, but now you’ll save on energy.
Another option is to get a smart thermostat. These thermostats can learn your schedule and adjust the thermostat if you’re not at home or if you’re asleep. They also tend to make the heating and cooling systems more efficient. A smart thermostat may have a larger upfront cost, but it can definitely save you a lot of money in the long run.
Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Another thing you can do to save on energy is replace all of the lightbulbs in your house with more energy efficient solutions. CFLs and LEDs are both great options, and they even last longer than regular light bulbs. Not only will you save on your energy bills, you’ll also have to replace your light bulbs less frequently. It’s a win-win situation.
Try Solar Power
Although this has a pretty significant upfront cost, it can be well worth it in the long run. More and more homeowners are utilizing solar panels to power their homes. When you use solar power, you save on your energy bills simply because you won’t have them anymore!
Once the panels are paid off, your bills will be little to nothing. In fact, in many cases, utility companies will pay you for excess power you put on the grid. Again, the upfront cost may seem intimidating, but it’s worth looking into.
Save on Energy with Brightsync
As a company who creates green technology, we’re always looking to help people reduce their footprint. If you have a school or business that uses a fleet of vehicles, we can help you save up to 80% on your annual energy costs. Our programmable logic controller can pay for itself within the year. For more information on our products, contact Brightsync today.