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Tips to Help Cut Back on Energy This Fall

As the summer is quickly coming to an end, and fall approaches we put together a list of easy to do tips that may help you cut back on your energy usage this fall.

  • Give your heating system a check-up. As we get closer to the fall season, we suggest you give your heating system a maintenance check. This will help determine if your system needs to be updated or if any repairs will be required to ensure the system is running smoothly.
  • Seal any air leaks. Walk around your home checking for air leaks. Use caulk as one way of sealing any air leaks. You could save between 10% – 20% in energy usage when you seal all opening, especially around the windows.
  • Lower the temperature. Before you leave the house, make sure you lower your thermostat by 10 degrees. Remember to turn it back up when you come back home. By implementing this easy tip, it could help you save close to 10% on your heating bill.
  • Check your home’s insulation. Did you know that properly installed insulation helps reduce heating costs in your home? By checking the insulation of your home it can help cut back on your energy usage this fall.

General tips are taken from the below sources and are not independently verified by Champion Energy. Dollar and usage savings are estimates and are based on, but not limited to the following: home profile information, performance assumptions, third-party resources, and the average regional cost for electricity. Savings are not guaranteed, are subject to change, and may vary.

Sources: http://porch.com/advice/5-tips-saving-energy-fall/

https://energy.gov/energysaver/fall-and-winter-energy-saving-tips

 

 

Easy Ways to Cut Costs Around the House

Interested in some easy ways to cut costs around your home? We put together some easy to do tips that will help do just that!

  • Keep closet doors closed. By checking that all closet doors are closed, you will help keep your heating and cooling costs down. By doing that it will help you avoid wasting heating or cooling areas that don’t need to be.
  • No more coffee runs. While you might enjoy that fancy latte from downtown, it seriously adds up over time. Instead buy a small coffee machine that has options to create your drink of choice.
  • No more bottled water. Fact: if you buy one pack of water every week at $5 per case, you’ll spend nearly $200 per year. That is a lot of money. If you aren’t a fan of tap water, buy a filter to attach to the faucet or a filtered pitcher.
  • Turn it down. By lowering the temperature of your water heater setting to 120 degrees you reduce your energy costs. You’ll save around $30 annually with each 10-degree reduction.
  • Shop the deals. When it’s time to buy the expensive items like the TV or furniture, make sure you do some research and shop when the best deals are available. You don’t want to end up buying an item only to find out you could have gotten it for much cheaper a month or two later.

 

General tips are taken from the below sources and are not independently verified by Champion Energy. Dollar and usage savings are estimates and are based on, but not limited to the following: home profile information, performance assumptions, third-party resources, and the average regional cost for electricity. Savings are not guaranteed, are subject to change, and may vary.

http://time.com/4063777/money-saving-tips-home/

http://www.wisebread.com/101-ways-to-save-money-around-the-house

Tips to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can interrupt our lives at any time. It’s important to be prepared and have a plan in place in case your family experiences one of these emergencies. Below are 3 tips to help you prepare.

Learn the Natural Dangers Known to Your Area. For example, places like Texas or Oklahoma are known to experience tornadoes, heavy storms, and flooding. It’s important to be ready for anything that Mother Nature might throw your way.

Plan ahead for your pets. While planning ahead, don’t forget to include your furry family members also! Finding a safe space protected from rain and wind is one way to help save your pet’s life in case of a natural disaster. If you are forced to leave your pets behind, ensure they have plenty of food, water, and you have a plan to check on them as soon as it’s safe.

Avoid last minute shopping for supplies. To avoid the busy store rush, stock up in advance with bottles of water, nonperishable food, and extra clothing. Having supplies ready in the case of a natural disaster will put you a step ahead of the crowd.  Check out this great “hurricane shopping list” that Lewis Food Town put together: http://www.foodtownshopper.com/hurricane-shopping-list.html

Check out our page for hurricane preparedness below: https://www.championenergyservices.com/customer-service/hurricanes.html

Source: https://www.ready.gov/business