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Top 3 Summer Energy Saving Tips for Your Carillon Lakes Homes for Sale

Top 3 Summer Energy Saving Tips for Your Carillon Lakes Homes for Sale

 

Summer is finally here. You may be purchasing a home this summer since research shows 60% of all homes are bought between May and August.  Once you’ve closed the deal on your Carillon Lakes home for sale try some of these energy saving tips.  


1. Unplug unused electronic devices

Some electronic devices still use up  a bit of electricity even if you are not using them, as long as they are plugged in. Chances are, you tend to leave appliances plugged in even if they are not used. Statistics say that around 5% - 10% of household energy consumption are from plugged in but unused devices. That’s probably the reason why they are called phantom load, idle current, vampire power, or shadow load. It makes you pay for something you don’t actually use.

 

So make it a habit to unplug electronic devices when you don’t need them this summer. You may want to check the appliances you use in your Carillon Lakes homes for sale. Some of the most common appliances that are usually left plugged in are computers (desktop and laptop), TVs, DVD players, modems, Ipods and phones, coffeemaker, lamps, and toasters. Since the summer heat will most likely make you use your air conditioning unit more, try to lessen your energy consumption with other appliances. Do not just turn the power off. Unplug.

 

2. Try energy saving alternatives

There are a lot of new options on most electronic devices that boost high levels of efficiency with less energy consumption. One widely known energy saver alternative for lighting are the LED bulbs. Compared to incandescent bulbs, they use up just one sixth of electricity. They will also last 50 times longer than the usual bulb. If you replace your lighting at home with LED, you will be saving energy, helping the environment and ensuring long term benefit.

 

Another good option to do is to tighten windows or replace them with more energy efficient ones for your Carillon Lakes homes for sale. This would keep the cold air in. Moreover, Columbia university experts say that installing energy efficient windows can save a household $150 every year.

 

3. Use fewer appliances. Go out in the sun.

The most obvious way to cut down on energy use is to resort to the traditional, more difficult way of doing things, before the electronic appliances entered the household scene. The most common items you could probably put to a short rest are washing machines, dryers, and dishwasher. Also, maximize the use of appliances when you do use them. make sure to close doors and windows when the air conditioning unit is on. Place lids on stovetop items you use when cooking and when you do need to use your washers and dryers, ensure that they have full load.

 

Lastly, Carillon Lakes has a lot of wonderful summer attractions and amenities you will enjoy this summer. Make the most out of the sun by going to nearby pristine Florida beaches. This will save you energy at home and in turn, you will be energized after a relaxing, fun-filled day.

 

Summer does not automatically mean sky high electric bills. There’s always something you can do to cut down on energy consumption. Follow the tips below to make sure that your electric bill won’t give you a headache after you purchase your Carillion Lakes Home for sale.

Authored by Petra Norris 

 

Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
 
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
 
Lakeland Florida Home Search
 
4 commentsPetra Norris • June 10 2014 06:34AM
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