I don't think anyone out there looks at their electricity bill and thinks, "I can't wait to pay this!" Electricity bills are definitely a necessity, but did you know that there are ways that you can lower your bill by about 30 percent? Saving money on any bill is exciting. Finding permanent solutions are even better, especially if they don't require sacrificing comfort.

Beyond the obvious tips of turning off lights, lowering your cooling and heating usage, and making sure to shut doors and windows, there are options to make your home more energy efficient, which in turn helps your household to use less electricity. Check out some of the energy efficient options manufactured homes are offering now that could help your family save on electricity bills.

1.  Thermal window panes lower the amount of heat transferred through the window. So, in the summer the heat is prevented from coming inside from the outside, and in the winter the heat is prevented from slipping outside. The window is made up of multiple panes and is then vacuum sealed to prevent condensation from accumulating. 
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2.  Up flow air vents are particularly efficient in the south, because the majority of the year is spent cooling the home. Because cool air drops, when it is coming from the ceiling it will naturally fill the room more efficiently. If you live in a cooler environment the opposite is true, heat rises so floor vents are more practical. 

 

3.  Programmable thermostats give you the ability to set your temperatures to fluctuate while you are not in your home. This way, you are not cooling a home that you are not inside of and can ensure that you have a nice cool or warm house to come home to. programmable_thermostat.jpg

 

4.  Better insulation in the roof and floor. This is another way to help keep hot and cold air where it belongs. When there is better insulation the air is better kept from leaking into the house or out. No one wants to be responsible for heating or cooling the outdoors!home_insulation.png

 

5. Tech shields are a part of the roofing system. These thin sheets of aluminum block about 97% of the sun's radiant heat from coming in through the roof. This can make a 30% difference in how cool the home is kept, before turning on the thermostat. 

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Utilizing one or all of these energy efficient options can make a difference in your electricity bill! By making a few one time tweaks to a house you can have a lifetime of savings. The old saying "work smarter not harder" definitely applies here, because none of these changes are noticeable or inconvenient, but saving 30% on an average household electrical bill can mean $25,000 dollars over 10 years, which I don't think anyone would turn down! To learn more about ways to improve your household subscribe now!

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