Seal the Windows to Make Your Air Conditioner More Effective
Homeowners in the United States spend about $11 billion each year on air conditioning. This is why the better you seal your windows, the less money you will spend on electricity.
To do this, caulk your bedroom windows if you notice any openings to prevent cool air from leaking out of your house. This will in turn lead to your air conditioner having to work less to cool down your home.
Draw Your Bedroom Window Curtains
Heavy curtains prevent cool air from escaping your home. They also block sunlight that will raise your house’s temperature. Keep your bedroom curtains closed to give your air conditioner some relief.
Keep Closet Doors Closed
The larger your bedroom is, the harder your air conditioner has to work to keep you cool. Leaving closet doors open effectively increases your bedroom’s size. Close it so you don’t waste energy cooling an area that doesn’t need it.
Unplug Devices Before Bedtime
Your mobile devices and other electronics draw current even when they’re fully charged. Since most devices only take a few hours to charge completely you might be wasting valuable energy during the night.
Unplug your devices before you fall asleep so you don’t waste electricity and avoid wearing down your device’s battery throughout the night.
Use an Extension Cord to Turn Off Electronics Easily
An extension cord or surge protector makes it easy to turn off electronics at the end of the day. Choose a power strip with an on/off switch so you avoid having to unplug everything before you go to sleep.
Turn Off Lights Before Going to Sleep
A 60-watt light bulb uses 60 watts of electricity per hour, and at the end of the year that amount could add up. If you leave your lights on while you’re asleep, you’ll use a lot of energy that could have been saved.
For those who prefer not sleeping in total darkness, consider adding a dimmer switch to your lights to help you conserve energy in the bedroom.
Bedroom energy savings are easy
Saving energy in the bedroom is easy for anyone to do. When you follow these tips, you will lower your energy use and see the results every month on your utility bill.