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Tips and Tricks to Help Lower Your Energy Bill 


In the heat of summer and the cold of winter, our energy bills can skyrocket. But there are things we can do to lower our costs without sacrificing comfort. We can save money on our energy bills by making a few changes. Here are some ideas to help you lower your energy bill this season. 

Make Simple Changes 

Making simple changes around our homes to reduce energy use is an important part of reducing our carbon footprints and contributing to a sustainable planet. Even in small spaces like offices and living rooms, it is shockingly easy to make a big difference by taking steps like turning the lights off when you leave a room–something that takes less than a few seconds and requires virtually no effort. Enhancing this behavior further with even smaller actions such as unplugging devices when not in use or using LED bulbs instead of incandescent can have larger cumulative effects on overall energy usage. Implementing these minor lifestyle adjustments can have an outsized impact globally, leading us toward a healthier future for generations to come. 

Insulate Your Home 

Although insulation doesn’t seem terribly exciting, it can make a huge difference in your energy bills. Having effective insulation in the walls, ceilings, and attic of your home is the best way to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently all year long. In the winter, insulation prevents heat from leaving your home and as a result, you don’t have to run the HVAC system as often. In summer, insulation helps keep cool air indoors and also reduces the amount of time you need to operate air conditioning units. For instance, if your attic temperature is kept at least twenty degrees cooler than outside during summer months, significantly less energy will be consumed. Investing in quality insulation products now can mean significant financial savings for years to come. 

Consider Installing Solar Panels 

Solar panels are definitely worth consideration. The initial investment may be monumental upfront, but it is well worth it in the long term. Not only will you be saving money on monthly bills, but you’ll also be doing your part in helping the environment. Solar power emits no carbon and is a reliable source of energy that won’t deplete anytime soon. With incentives like federal and state tax breaks, solar owners can get more bang for their buck and keep energy costs low all while feeling good about their contribution to a sustainable future. 

Hopefully, these ideas will help you save more money on your energy bill! If you need any tools or equipment for your next project, be sure to stop by our C+C Farm and Home locations in either Bolivar or Lebanon!