In Asheville, North Carolina, energy costs can be quite high during those hot summer days and nights. Due to the privileges we enjoy in this country, many children take energy usage in their home for granted. If you believe this might be true in your home, consider these reasons for discussing energy usage with your children to help them appreciate the costs and environmental effects.
Energy Bill Costs
As a parent, one of the most important things you can teach your children is the value of the dollar so they’ll adopt healthy financial habits that will serve them well in adulthood. One way you can do this is by discussing the costs of high energy consumption.
Connecting high energy usage with high costs will help them to understand why you stress certain behaviors like turning off lights whenever they leave a room. By discussing the costs associated with wasted energy, your children are more likely to appreciate the consequences of their actions.
Maintenance and Repair Costs
Another reason you should discuss energy usage with your children is so that they understand the maintenance and repair costs associated with abusing certain systems. For example, children should understand that they cannot play with the thermostat or change the settings. They should be taught the reasons behind scheduled programming. When the thermostat is frequently adjusted, it leads to higher your energy usage and also causes the system to worker harder. The harder equipment like your HVAC system has to work, the greater the need for repairs.
Finally, children should understand the environmental effects of high energy usage. Be sure to discuss fossil fuels and their effect on the environment. In this day and age, it is important that all homeowners do their part when it comes to reducing energy consumption to protect the environment.
With all the demands on your finances, you need to save where you can, and reducing energy consumption is a great way to start. Enlisting your children’s cooperation is important. For more information about energy usage, don’t hesitate to call Gentry Heating, Inc. today at 828-581-4045 to speak with one of our skilled HVAC technicians.
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