What is your largest monthly expense? While there are many costly things for a homeowner, the energy bill is usually one of the bigger ones, especially in times when the weather is extreme. So what can you as a homeowner do to minimize that expense? You might be surprised to learn that there are many different methods for saving on your energy bills available.

A large difference can be made by upgrading and modernizing. As new technologies are developed, appliances and other things that use electricity usually become more efficient. This will result in savings over time. While upgrades can be costly, it will be worth it. Even something as simple as exchanging older lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED or CFL bulbs will make a big difference.

Your heating and cooling can also be quite expensive, so making sure that your insulation and ductwork is in good shape will ensure that they aren’t using energy wastefully.