Recent studies have shown that it takes roughly 66 days to create a habit. Keep this number in mind if you’re serious about sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions this year and we hope you made some room for becoming more energy efficient. After all, 2017 is going to be the best year yet when it comes to saving money on home electricity bills.
- Spread Out Your Investments: with so many smart home devices now on the market, you may feel the need to jump into everything at once. Instead, take a deep breath and know that some devices and products can cost a pretty penny upfront. Start small and consider purchasing a few power strips and then look into energy-efficient lighting and smart thermostats in a few weeks or months.
- Make A Pact To Use Less: it may sound simple, but you’d be surprised at how many homeowners in our area aren’t doing the little things to save money. Turn off the lights when you leave the room and unplug your electronic devices while they’re not being used. You may want to download a mobile app to help you keep track of energy consumption.
- Get The Whole Family Involved: sure, you may start to notice savings even if one person starts to become more energy-efficient around the house, but it’s more effective and more fun if you get the whole family into it. Let each and every family member know how a few small changes here and there can really make a difference.