Peak-day pricing is not just for the summer.
Electric companies may impose partial peak pricing for utilities during the winter months as well.
To help alleviate the pain of high prices during these hours, here are some tips for making the most out of your energy during the winter months.
Use the sun!
Obviously, solar energy can power your home year-round. Our creative solutions for your home and business will help you save money each month on your utility bill — and there’s no need to worry about peak day pricing. The cost of your new solar application system will pay for itself as you enjoy low-cost energy no matter the season.
Cover drafty windows
Take advantage of thicker drapes or shades on your home’s windows. If your windows feel drafty, stronger drapes reduce the effects of cold air entering your home.
Adjust the temps
When you’re at home and awake, set your thermostat to the lowest possible temperature that will still be comfortable enough. When you’re asleep or gone, knock it down another 10 degrees — this should reduce your energy costs every year by about 10 percent. Consider programmable thermostats as well.
Lower your water heater
Slightly reduce the temperature on your water heater. This should help reduce your bill.
Go LED for the holidays
Toss out the old-fashion Christmas bulbs. Use holiday lights that use light-emitting diode, or LED to make your home shine.
For more information on adding solar to your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.