When you go to the grocery store, you probably carry a list with you. Otherwise, you’re bound to forget something.
The same goes for the hardware store when the time is right to undertake some projects around the house. What materials do you need? And if the work involves weatherization, will it really help save money on your electric bill?
Generally, the answer to that last question is a resounding “yes.” Even small energy efficiency measures will save money. For as little as $2, the cost of an outlet and switch plate insulator kit, you can begin to drastically improve comfort around your house.
On what areas should you focus? Start with the basics: applying weather-stripping and caulk around doors and windows; replacing traditional incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs); and insulating your water heater. Then look at some bigger expenditures: adding insulation to your attic, installing a programmable thermostat, and sealing ductwork . You can find even more ways to save on the U.S. Department of Energy’s EnergySavers.gov or visit TogetherWeSave.coop to find out how little changes around the house add up to big savings.
Horry Electric Cooperative is committed to doing everything possible to keep electric bills affordable. We’re controlling costs through innovation—energy efficiency advice is just one way we can help you manage your energy use.
For more information on taking a bite out of your electric bill, take some time to browse through the comprehensive guide to energy savings content on horryelectric.com or call 843.369.2211. It’s just one more way we’re looking out for you.
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