Energy consumption across the USA is increasing with every passing day. Even the government has established the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. The plan defines an infrastructure along with best practices for manufacturing and other businesses to reduce energy consumption. The thing here is that this increased energy consumption is causing a significant rise in electricity bills.
Hence, it is best to switch to using specific devices to save some money on electricity bills. It will also help the government achieve its goal of energy efficiency. Here’s a list of some devices that you can try to reduce your monthly electricity bills:
Geothermal heat pumps
Instead of using a standard heater during winter to warm your home, try geothermal heat pumps. These heat pumps use underground temperature to warm your houses. As the surface heat is less than the underground heat during winter, these devices can come in handy. The only limitation of geothermal heat pumps is the initial deployment costs.
But, with a lifespan of 25 years, the pumps can cover the costs and help you save money within a few years. If you don’t want to deploy geothermal heat pumps, you can also opt for wireless portable heaters. You can carry and deploy these heaters wherever you want so that you don’t have to warm the entire house.
The sun is an inexhaustible source of light. Solar panels can collect radiant energy from this source and convert it to electricity, heat, or hot water. You can quickly install a solar panel on the roof of your house, including on the roof of luxury garden rooms, and almost forget about it. It will collect energy from the sunlight throughout the day, and you can use it anytime you want. Like geothermal heat pumps, initial deployment costs is the major issue with solar panels as well.
Power usage meter
As the name implies, you can use this gadget to track your power consumption. It is not a direct way of saving bucks on electricity bills, but it is still worth it. With efficient monitoring and analyzing consumption, you can take adequate measures to save a few bucks. Besides detailing energy consumption, it can also show you an approximate amount that the consumption will cost you.
If you get a smart power usage meter, it will be more efficient. With smart meters, you can set several things and manage your energy consumption accordingly. For instance, you can set timings and devices using the meter. It will then automatically cut the power supply to the set devices during the specified time.
Smart thermostats can be more energy-efficient than their standard counterparts. Like other smart devices, you can set a temperature with your smart thermostats. It will then automatically function according to your set temperatures. For instance, if the temperature will go beyond the set limit, it will start cooling. But, if the temperature goes below the set limit, it will begin heating.
This can be useful if you want to manage your house’s or devices’ temperature remotely. You won’t even have to worry about manually turning the smart thermostats on or off. All you need to do is merely set timings when you want them to be on or off.
You can connect motion sensors with every electronic device to save on energy consumption. It is not even limited to indoors, and you can use them outdoors too. The best example can be connecting motion sensors with lights bulbs. The motion sensors will automatically trigger the lights to be on or off based on the motions in a particular room. Say, for example, if you have a motion sensor connected light in the bathroom, it will be switched on as soon as someone enters the bathroom and motion is detected. Similarly, it will also switch off the light when no motion is detected.
Smart window coverings
You might not have pictured this. How can window coverings help you save on electricity? Well, it turns out that they can. Let’s put it this way if your curtains are open when the climate outside is hot, and you might have to use coolers. Similarly, if your curtains are open during winter, you will have to use heaters to warm indoors. The smart window coverings can open or close according to indoor temperature, thereby saving on electricity bills.
Technology has advanced immensely in recent years. Most of the devices you see above are a result of these advancements. We might also see more such devices in the coming years to significantly reduce our energy consumption and bills.