Energy usage is a concern for every homeowner, especially with rising energy costs. There are many factors influencing the amount of energy you use, such as, the size of your home, the insulation, and how you heat or cool it, just to mention a few. To lower your bills, you need to take a look at all these different factors and remedy any problems you find.

Your heating and cooling will usually be the biggest expenses. To make sure you’re not wasting energy on heating or cooling your home when you are away, you might want to invest in a smart thermostat. Depending on the model, these can be programmed and remotely controlled and, in some cases, even figure out whether or not you are at home. Replacing filters regularly will also benefit you since your equipment will run more efficiently.

If you have many lamps still using old fashioned bulbs, replacing them with LED or CFL bulbs will also help in lowering your energy bills.