It’s no secret that conserving energy is important, especially as we head into 2022. Fortunately, there are a few key ways you can set yourself up to have a more energy-efficient home in the coming year
. While conserving energy might mean something different for each household, it’s important to remember that you have control over how much energy you’re using. Keep reading to learn the steps you should take to make your home more energy efficient in 2022.
Use Cast Routing Technology
Cast routing technology is a great way to make your computer, smartphone, and other technology more energy-efficient. Cast routing technology transfers connections through a firewall and CDN network, which allows for faster loading times.
Open the Windows
In the summer months, you’ll be tempted to blast the air conditioning as soon as the temperature gets a little too warm. But because your home needs ventilation, you might as well open the windows sometimes to get some fresh air flowing in the house.
Unless it’s significantly warmer outside, even a warm breeze can lower the temperature or at least make your family more comfortable. Additionally, wearing comfortable clothes can also help you cool off in the warmer months, helping you to save money on your energy bill in the process.
Replace Your Old Toilet
Flushing the toilet consumes about 38% of the average U.S. household’s water usage. That means if your toilet is broken or requires additional flushes, you’re going to be flushing gallons of water down the drain at a time. You can get a low-flow kit to help make your toilet more efficient.
In the long run, a broken toilet can cost you thousands the same way a leaky toilet would. That’s why you’ll benefit from hiring a plumber if you hear sounds of water running or notice water pooling around the pipes or toilet itself. If you notice your water bill is rising and can’t figure out why, the reason is that water efficiency-related problems are hard to notice, and even more difficult to fix on your own.
If a quick DIY effort doesn’t get your toilet up to par, you might consider replacing it altogether to mitigate the costs of using so much water.
Reduce your water heater power use
By upgrading to a tankless water heater you increase the value of your home and use much less gas or electricity to heat your family’s water. This is a great way to make an upgrade to your home that can help save you money rather quickly.
Not only are tankless water heaters energy efficient but they give you on-demand hot water so you never have to worry about running out of hot water.
Reduce How Frequently You Open Your Garage
A garage door will open and shut repeatedly throughout the day, up to five times, or about 1,500 times per year. Even for a functioning garage door, opening and closing the door repeatedly can hike up your electric bill and increase the wear and tear on your door.
There are plenty of ways to help keep your home more energy efficient in 2022. Try out some of the tips above in the coming year.