In the past week, about seven of my close friends have left town on vacation–to beaches, mountains, and lakes. With the heart of vacation season underway, I thought it would be helpful to launch a multi-part blog series containing home-related tips and reminders as you plan to leave town for extended periods of time.
This post will kick off the series with two tips that will save energy consumption and keep your energy bill down:
1. The first tip is more of a reminder: Remember to raise the temperature on your thermostat before you leave. Keeping your home cool keeps energy bills high. If nobody is home anyway, might as well raise the temperature to save energy and money.
2. The second tip is a little lesser known than the first: You can turn down the temperature on your water heater before you leave. That way, you’ll use less energy than you would heating water for nobody. Just remember to turn it back up when you get home or that first shower could be pretty chilly.
I hope these are helpful. Have a great vacation!