Due to the rising energy cost, many home owners are looking for ways to conserve electrical power at home. This is understandable because all the electronic gadgets run on electricity. The money spent on power utility bill is the second largest next to the home mortgage.

Here are a couple of tips you can use to reduce the power consumption at home. One of the biggest consumption of electricity in a residential unit is the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) system. The system consist mainly the heater, air conditioning unit and ventilation fan.

During summer time, the air conditioning unit is switched on the cool the rooms. During winter, the heater is switched on to warm up the rooms. To maintain an ideal temperature for a house, large amount of energy is used by the HVAC. Hence, any improvement made to the system will drastically affect your home energy consumption.

To conserve power used by the HVAC, the best option you can take is to check the insulation of your house. The function of the insulation is to retain heat during winter and to retain cool air during summer.

Most home owners usually do not check on the condition of the insulation material of their house. You will be surprised how much the material will deteriorate after a couple of years. If the insulation is not in a good condition, hot or cool air will escape from your house.

When that happens, the HVAC will kick into action thus using more electric current to maintain the set room temperature. This in actual fact is energy wastage because it will increase your home electricity bill unnecessarily.

If you want to save on your home power bill, engage a contractor to do a proper inspection on your house. Spend some money and invest in a new set of insulation. The money you’ve spent here will pay off in just a couple of years.