Resolve to be Energy Efficient in 2020

Posted: January 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

We’re always trying to transform ourselves. Whether it’s by eating healthier, exercising more, or building up a savings account, many of us refocus on priorities and personal aspirations at the start of a new year.

As we begin 2020, consider adding a resolution to be more energy efficient. Making small changes can make a big difference in saving energy and money. And the good news is Halifax EMC is here to help you along the way.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Adjust your thermostat. Keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees or the lowest comfortable setting during colder months saves energy and prevents your heating system from working too hard. Installing a smart thermostat can help you make adjustments automatically.
  • Change your HVAC system’s filters regularly. This improves system performance, saving both energy and money.
  • Switch to LED lights. According to the Department of Energy, Energy-Star qualified LEDs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
  • Understand more about your home energy use. Learn more about your home energy use by taking advantage of the resources offered by Halifax EMC. Log on to our web portal or install the HEMC Mobile app to track your daily energy use and understand the factors, like weather, that influence it. You can also sign up for other services like high usage alerts and Prepay that help you manage your energy budget.

For more energy-saving tools and tips, visit our website.