When colder temperatures hit, many homeowners debate between keeping their home at a comfortable temperature or keeping their utility bills low. At MEIS Roofing, we believe that homeowners can keep their home warm without outrageous utility bills by using radiant barrier insulation and other energy reduction methods.
Ways to Reduce Utility Bills
This winter, be proactive about keeping your utility bills low. According to the EPA, electronic devices that are constantly plugged in, like televisions, are responsible for using about $10 billion worth of energy in homes nationwide each year. Unplug any electronic devices when you aren’t using them or invest in power switches that you can easily turn on and off.
In addition to keeping tabs on electronic devices, refrain from performing tasks such as doing the laundry and running the dishwasher during peak hours. Doing these things during peak hours can cost 30 to 60 percent more than if you were to do them at a different time.
While you may put your main focus on reducing the amount of electricity you use in your home, don’t forget about your roof. Having radiant barrier insulation installed in your roof can reflect heat away from your home in the warmer months of the year and keep heat trapped in your home when it’s cold outside.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Radiant Barrier Insulation
This winter, don’t hesitate every time you turn up the heat out of fear of the cost. At MEIS Roofing, we can help you put a cap on how much you pay for your utility bills with our Dallas roofing services. Contact us today by calling 866-211-1116.
Source: Fox News, “3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Winter Electric Bill,” Kim Komando, October 6, 2013.