How to reduce your energy consumption this winter

Winter is quickly approaching, with temperatures already starting to drop across the country. If you are a homeowner, you know exactly what that means – your energy bills will soon be going up. While you will be spending more to keep your family warm and comfortable during the colder months, there are ways you can help keep these costs in check. Don't spend more money than you absolutely have to when a few simple changes around your household can ensure less power and energy is consumed.

Here are a few tips to have an energy-efficient winter:

  • Have a full freezer: If you want to reduce the amount of energy your refrigerator and freezer consumes, be sure to keep the freezer as full as it can possibly be. When the space is full, it will use up less energy, even if you use nothing but ice to take up the extra room. The refrigerator and freezer are generally the biggest energy suck in a kitchen.
  • Reduce oven usage: When you can, you should only use the microwave or a toaster oven and bypass the regular oven or stove. While you certainly won't be able to prepare every meal with just these smaller appliances, cutting down on any oven use will have a positive impact on how much you pay in energy each month.
  • Window tinting: A wonderful way to keep the heat in your home – which will, in turn, let you turn down the thermostat – is by having your windows tinted. This is a relatively inexpensive solution that can result in massive savings for you over the long term.

If you are in the market for energy saving window film, schedule an appointment today with R&J Tinting!