We’re in the midst of summer and if you’re lucky enough to have some vacation time saved up – now is the perfect time to get away.
We all want to save a buck when taking any type of getaway, but you can also save money at home by reducing your energy usage while you are gone. If you’re not going to be there, why heat your water or keep the A/C running full blast? Does it make sense to leave electric appliances plugged in when you’ll never use them?
Our official word says to turn the DVR off too, but I’ve got to be honest, that’s a stretch for some of us. So, don’t go crazy – if you want to record a TV show while you’re gone, by all means keep the DVR plugged in - it's your call. Also, you might want to put some security lights on timers, too. But for just about everything else, it only makes sense to reduce usage.
If you’ve got any questions about energy efficiency – even very specific ones, drop us a line in the comments section. We can help.