Reducing the amount of energy your home uses is not only good for the environment, but it is also good for your wallet. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient, from replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-saving bulbs to installing a tankless water heater. Follow these steps and you too can save energy and money each month.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
By simply installing and using a programmable thermostat in your home, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs by an estimated 10 percent annually. A programmable thermostat allows you to turn off your HVAC system while you are away and gradually heat up or cool down your home before you arrive, allowing you to save energy without sacrificing comfort.
Eliminate “Energy Phantoms”
Many electronic devices continue to consume energy even when they are not in use. Energy phantoms, or energy vampires, cost families about $100 per year. To eliminate unnecessary energy consumption, use a power strip for electronic devices and turn it off when not in use.
Hire a Professional to Maintain Your HVAC System
Because your HVAC system is one of the biggest energy consumers in your home, it is important that it be kept in good repair. Arrange for annual maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician, and clean the air filters around your home once a month. Keeping your heating and cooling system running efficiently can save you hundreds of dollars every year, depending on the size of your home and the age of your HVAC system.
Invest in a Tankless Water Heater
Compared to traditional tank-style water heaters, Rinnai tankless water heaters can reduce annual energy costs by as much as 40 percent. A 40-gallon electric tank water heater costs approximately $492 a year to operate, whereas a Rinnai tankless water heater only costs $223. That’s because Rinnai tankless water heaters are designed to only heat water when it is needed.
Wholesale Tankless, Inc. offers a wide selection of Rinnai tankless water heaters and accessories at unbeatable low prices. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of investing in a tankless water heater from Rinnai. Call (877) 278-2253 for additional information.