Podcasts are one of the best forms of entertainment in the 21st century. You can listen to them on the bus, on a walk, during a car ride, anywhere you want. What’s better than their convenience is that they can also be educational.
There are so many podcasts that teach about topics in every industry. Experts have realized they can make a lot of money through podcasts, so they set up a podcast instead of writing books to share their skillsets. The digital marketing world is not different.
There are many podcasts for those interested in mastering digital marketing, and today we’re going to interview the Web Finance Team to find out which are the best. The Web Finance Team is a team of marketing experts who have helped mentor countless businesses on digital marketing and similar business development strategies.
All right, let’s start strong. What’s the number one digital marketing podcast you recommend?
Spectacular Failures, hosted by Lauren Ober, is by far my favorite. It’s so unique because Ober covers failures, not successes. It shows you what not to do with your digital marketing strategy.
The podcast is entertaining because some of the mistakes seem so obvious in hindsight, but honestly, we could’ve seen a young me make them.
How about a podcast for less experienced individuals? New entrepreneurs, for example.
Side Hustle Pro is fantastic for those individuals. Nicaila Matthews Okome hosts this podcast and looks at real-world examples of female entrepreneurs. She talks about their success and their steps to garner that success.
It’s one of the most motivational podcasts that we have ever listened to at the Web Finance Team.
Okay, you mentioned a podcast for what not to do, but how about a podcast for what to do?
In that case, you’ll want Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. She covers the very basics of digital marketing. Finding your niche, lead magnets, mailing lists, CTAs, all of it.
We recommend it to anyone, whether they’re new or experienced because the team at Web Finance Team guarantees that you’ll learn something.
How about something inspirational? Side Hustle Pro is a good example, but are there any more Podcasts that you listen to to get motivated for digital marketing?
How about A Bit of Optimism? That’s the name of the Podcast! A Bit of Optimism, hosted by Simon Sinek. The Podcast is highly entertaining and exciting. Simon talks to many entrepreneurs and gives you a real glimpse into their life.
They get genuine; they don’t sugarcoat things, which can be a little intense at times but very motivational in others. If you’re an entrepreneur or interested in becoming one with the help of digital marketing, this is the podcast for you.
All right, so finally. Daily podcast? A podcast that keeps you up to date on current events in digital marketing?
Today In Digital Marketing is aptly named and precisely what you’re going to want. The podcast is hosted by Tod Maffin and gives a super quick rundown of everything happening on social media platforms and Google.
We listen to it every day, and we recommend others to do the same, as it’s one of the best ways to stay up to date on what the big guys are doing.
Podcasts are informational, fun, and an easy way to get our news either while on-the-go or in chill mode. They are also a way to energize our minds – and our bodies – at the same time. Finding the time to exercise just got easier for both podcasters and podcast listeners. By engaging in seated exercise, at a slow pace, while engaging your audience, or when listening to a new podcast, you can clear the cobwebs, focus better, and be far more strategic.
Harvard Medical School recently published another study demonstrating a clear link between exercise, brain health, and focus. According to this study, “exercise helps memory and thinking through both direct and indirect means. The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to release insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors – chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells.”
In other words, exercise not only changes our ability to focus and work, but it also enhances our ability to process inputs – like podcasts – on a different level. Low intensity exercise, like that found on a treadmill, is known to be more effective, with literally hundreds of studies globally stating similar findings. Whether you are time challenged, energy challenged, or physically challenged, the need for exercise remains the same. The question is which modality of exercise is right for you? And how will you fit it into your already-packed day?
When researching this article, I came across a new exercise machine called the miniTREAD®. This is likely exactly what you think it is: a compact seated treadmill that can be used anywhere at your convenience. There are no straps to attach, and this fully compact device gives one heck of a workout. In fact, there are professional athletes that have used the miniTREAD and felt it has given them a very challenging workout. And, to this frequent exerciser who loves to be challenged, that’s saying a lot, especially for a product that can fit under a desk or in front of a tv. In fact, it’s the perfect complement to listening to a daily or weekly podcast because it enhances focus on the podcast content itself.
Created and sold by OnTheMuv, this simple-to-use seated treadmill is even easier to put together. The controller was designed with raised, color-coded buttons so anyone can use the machine – even while focusing their attention elsewhere. For podcasters, our attention is always in other places – whether we are recording a show, listening to someone else’s show, or interviewing a guest. For listeners, our focus is on the content as it whizzes by in our ears (or on our screen).
For those who want to focus more deeply on the content in a podcast, the miniTREAD is perfect. It enhances productivity and the movement from the repetitive steps you take and helps increase focus and memory. If you are “muving” while listening, podcast content will be retained longer, mean more, and resonate more clearly. Maximizing your podcast experience, while exercising at the same time, is what it’s all about.
Whether you’re trying to grow an already existing business or you’re looking to start a brand new company, you’re going to want to discover the best ways to make it happen. There are certain things every smart and savvy business owner knows will help them minimize costs and maximize profits. Here are 5 ways you can make the most of your business dreams.
1. Be a Know-it-All
There is no better foundation for a successful business than knowing everything there is to know about what you’re doing and where you’re planning to go financially. Keep records and notes for everything, know your gross margins and net income, your credit scores, your net profits and where you’re losing money.
You should also know everything there is to know about your customers and the people you want to reach in the future. Doing research on your consumer base will help you attract more buyers and keep them for the long term.
2. Develop Plans
Having goals for years in the future is an excellent way to motivate yourself to keep going, but you also need to have short-term goals. Set plans for every day, week, quarter, every six months and year. When you don’t meet those goals, figure out what’s holding you back and change it.
These goals will not only give you something to work towards, but they can also help with record keeping and help you provide a better service to your customers. Don’t forget to plan out the money you might need, inventory, and operating costs.
3. Stop Using Social Media the Wrong Way
If you’re only using social media to sell your products or services, you’re using it the wrong way. There’s a big difference between marketing your business and just trying to sell your product all the time.
When you provide your customers with information based posts that offer tips and tricks to help them out, they’ll learn to view you as someone they can trust. This can equal a customer for life.
4. Reach Customers Through Multiple Avenues
Most successful businesses reach their customers on various platforms. On-line stores, catalogs, newspaper ads, and television commercials are just a few of the ways you can reach customers on many different levels.
If you currently only have an online store, consider mailing out flyers to reach new customers. If you’re a brick-and-mortar store only, experiment with an online store where people can order right off your website. The more ways people can obtain your product, the more successful you’ll be.
5. Find the Right Employees
Nothing can tank a business like bad employees that make working incredibly stressful for everyone involved. Hire the wrong people and you’ll be dealing with such issues as gossip, tardiness and no-shows, and sexual harasssment at work, which can lead to lawsuits and money lost for you and your company.
Try to find people that have like-minded values and are truly interested in growing with your company. Be sure you maintain good relationships with your employees so if problems do arise they will feel like they can come to you.
Podcasts are a very popular form of entertainment and have started being utilized by every modern industry. There are podcasts for every subject whether it be sports, gaming, investing, or business.
They are not only a great entertainment tool, but they are a fantastic learning tool. The problem is there are so many podcasts available that it’s hard to choose which ones to try.
We decided to talk to the industry experts at Success Pros to find out which podcasts are their favourites when it comes to business and social media growth.
Success Pros is a professional marketing agency that helps businesses break into the modern world of digital marketing. They’ve helped countless businesses create successful strategies by utilizing Social Media Marketing, Sales Funneling, Video Sales Letters, and so much more.
Let’s see what these pros think about business and marketing podcasts.
Do you think podcasts are a good way for businesses to learn? How do they compare to traditional learning methods, like books for example?
I think podcasts are extremely comparable to books. Books are a bit more organized than some podcasts, but it all depends on who you listen to.
There are some very professional and driven individuals that put a lot of work into their podcasts in order to deliver the highest quality product that they can. So, we highly recommend podcasts and believe that they are just as good as books in a lot of instances.
Which is better for entrepreneurs that want to grow on social media, social media podcasts from influencers or business podcasts?
They’ll want a mixture. Influencers know a lot about the social media game, but you have to remember they are only promoting an individual. There are nuances.
They do understand how to build a brand and interact with users to encourage engagement, which is important, but you really have to learn to apply those things to a business.
What are some good business podcasts that will cover how to grow on social media?
Marketing Over Coffee covers traditional and modern marketing techniques and is more business-oriented. Social Media Marketing Talk Show is more fun and covers social media specifically, and is a great place to learn about that.
While Hashtag Authentic is more for brand and business building from a one-person business perspective.
Are there any podcasts targeted towards specific demographics that people may want to listen to in order to gain a new perspective?
Oh absolutely. The BizChix is a podcast designed for and targeted towards women entrepreneurs. It is a fantastic resource with a completely unique perspective that most podcasts can’t even begin to touch on.
Brown Ambition is another fantastic podcast. The hosts aren’t afraid to touch on sensitive issues and be very candid about difficulties that are faced by minority communities in the business world.
What is My Success Pros most recommended podcast for businesses that want to step up their marketing game?
If we had to pick just one, we would go with Marketing Over Coffee by John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn. The podcast is only about 20 minutes long and happens weekly so it is easy to digest and consistent.
We love that they cover traditional marketing, and feel like they have a lot of knowledge and experience in the industry which gives them an understanding that others do not have.
So many people have been hindered from getting into investing for various reasons. One of the most common reasons why people never bother to get started is because they are not sure of how to go about it and how they can receive guidance.
This is why we decided to interview one of the top players in the investment industry and this is none other than Roger Scott, the Head Trader at WealthPress. Roger Scott has over 25 years of experience as a commodity broker and hedge fund trader.
Below, he shares details about getting started with investing with the help of podcasts.
How can you get started with investing without any prior knowledge of it?
Podcasts. Podcasts are a good way to learn about anything! Even the basics of investing. With podcasts, you can learn on the go and they are convenient and easy to consume. Most importantly, it is an innovative way of acquiring valuable information
Despite you being the Head Trader at WealthPress, how have you benefited from listening to podcasts?
I have benefited greatly. The thing about these podcasts is that they explore a variety of topics on investing strategies, news and lots more.
On different occasions, these podcast hosts invite other major players in the investing industry for discussions. No one is an island of their own so no knowledge is wasted.
How effective do you think podcasts are in learning about investing?
Investors naturally have a lot of questions when it comes to the market, taking time out to listen to podcasts that can give you updates, news and tips for free and at your convenience is an opportunity that no one should miss out on. They are very effective.
What podcasts can you suggest?
There are a variety of podcasts out there but some particular ones that I can recommend include:
This Podcast is hosted By Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern and it is Stock Market Guide to Buying Stocks. Here, they help to simplify the difficult stock market.
With lessons from proven techniques like value investing and dividend growth investing, as well as a few parts of growth investing and trend following, they will show you how to profit from market emotions.
This podcast is hosted by Co-hosts Joe Saul-Sehy and OG (aka The Other Guy, who in reality is well-known financial advisor Josh Bannerman. They are experienced financial professionals who are on a mission to take investing knowledge and financial literacy to the masses.
This podcast is for young people interested in learning about investing. It’s a platform dedicated to teaching college students and new graduates about the principles of investing and wealth accumulation. It is hosted by Robert Farrington.
Besides podcasts, what other ways can beginners learn about investing?
Books! Before the advent of podcasts, books were the old-fashioned way to learn. There are a plethora of books that provide additional knowledge on the basics of investing.
Backing up learning through podcasts with reading books will be very beneficial.
Not every great guitarist you see starts where they are. There was a time most of them thought they wouldn’t get to where they are now because their guitar playing once sounded like crap. So, give yourself time. Learning guitar chords does not happen overnight, and if anything, it takes practice and consistency. Most importantly, don’t expect too much when you start. You should be patient with yourself and be consistent.
Maybe you are comparing yourself with the guys you see playing ukulele in videos and on stage. But one thing you forget is that they are experienced, and they play the guitar very fast. Just because everyone else is playing the guitar fast doesn’t mean you should practice playing it fast. The best way to learn ukulele chords is to start practicing slowly but accurately. That way, you gradually train your fingers on what to do and where to go before speeding things up. The speed will come naturally after your brain and fingers sync with what they are doing. You should keep playing slowly until you perfect the chord.
Look away or close your eyes at times.
An experienced guitarist only needs one glance every now and then at the fretboard to ensure they are in the right place. Although it is a skill that comes with time, you need to start developing it early as you start out. During your practice, try to look away or close your eyes once in a while to see if you can feel and play the chord accurately. That way, you learn to listen if you have gotten it right rather than having to check your fingers, and that is really cool.
Do not overlook the complex chords.
We cannot deny that playing some chords is harder than others. But that is not to say that you neglect the complex chords just because they are a pain to learn. You have to grit your teeth and understand them at some point. You will obviously have to spend more time on them, but it is the best thing to do. Practice more consistently, and eventually, you will reap big from doing the hard yards.
Know the chords you are playing
This might be obvious, but it is vital to keep in mind the original chordify tune you are playing. It is easy to slightly stray away from the chord you are playing for a nice effect only to discover that you have entirely strayed away from the original tune. Always take your time to double-check what you have done and listen to the neat sounds.
Be consistent in your practice if you want to be a pro in playing the ukulele. You don’t have to play it all day, but you can dedicate some minutes or hours every day for practice. Be patient with yourself and keep things slow until you have perfected that chord. The secret is to achieve the proper fingering in the beginning then everything will slowly fall into place.
Every business exists to serve a need. It is when the need of the business is met that fulfilment, growth and expansion are recorded. Where these needs are not met, the business is only existing for the time being and might soon wither away.
The needs of these businesses are, however, not met in a vacuum. To meet these needs, there has to be in existence the receiving factor. When it comes to business, the receiving factor is the customer, clients or any other name they are branded with.
Experience has shown that the customers are the most important part of a business, and without them, the business cannot move forward. This is why many people invest so much in ensuring that they have a good customer service relationship for their business. This goes a long way to satisfy the needs of the customers and retain them for the business.
As a business owner, one of the ways through which you can improve your customer service is to listen to podcasts about customer service. The truth, however, is that there are different podcasts out there that you would have difficulty selecting the best.
To take away this difficulty, F.H. Cann & Associates have decided to share some of the very best podcasts where you can learn about customer service.
Experience This!: Experience This! is one of the best podcasts on customer service that you can find out there. It is hosted by the legendary Dan Gingiss and Joey Coleman.
This podcast brings you the experience of individuals and companies who have defied the odds to satisfy their customers. You will get to learn how to create an outstanding customer service experience and improve your business. You can get the hang of Experience This! from here.
Repeat Customer: One important thing about customers is not that you have them patronize you, but that you have them coming back and bringing others. To achieve this is not an easy task, but Zendesk’s Repeat Customers will make it easy.
This podcast gives you an in-depth analysis of how companies have successfully disrupted their industry with nothing but exceptional customer service relationships. Each episode tells a new disruptive story and brings you closer to the plausibility of achieving an enviable customer service experience. You can take a listen to this podcast here.
The Customer Support Podcast: The truth about customer service does not only entail providing service or product for your customers. It also requires you to give adequate support to them before, during and after-sale.
How you can achieve that may be difficult, but with this podcast, you can be sure that it will come easy. This podcast will also expose you to how you can use technology to improve your customer service experience. You can listen to this podcast here.
The Intuitive Customer Podcast: There is one thing that stands this podcast out, and that is because it examines the psychology of customers. The truth is, to keep customers and satisfy them, you must be able to dissect what makes them go for a particular product or service. This exact thing is what this podcast seeks to achieve.
With this podcast, you will learn about how emotions and psychology interfere with customers’ decisions. You will also learn how to easily adapt so that you can meet your customer’s changing needs. You can listen to this podcast here.
In all, the customer service experience you put in place for your customers is what would determine whether they would come back or not. This is why F.H. Cann & Associates Inc. recommends to always ensure you give the best customer service experience.
If you are expecting a new baby into your life, then you have probably already been a little curious about what to expect with your new born bundle of joy. After all, you have heard that it is a good thing to be prepared for anything, right? And so it is for your bundle of joy, since you will likely have a lot to prepare for once he or she comes along. But before you get ahead of yourself, you need to take some time to think about how you can prepare now. There are many things to think about when expecting, body changes, parenting skills and how to juggle everything. Another thing to think about is finances when expecting besides, medical costs, cost of raising another human you will also need to budget for the additional household expenses such as childproofing, increased food and electricity bills, etc.
Think about the fact that he or she will be taking over your entire world. This is not to say that you won’t be able to do things for yourself in the early months, but when you have a newborn at home, then it is your baby, and he or she will take over. Your lifestyle will completely change. For one, there will be less time for yourself, since there will always be someone else living at home. However, there will also be more time for your baby, meaning that you will have more time to do those things that you enjoy.
If you are an expectant mother, then you probably already know that sleep patterns during pregnancy are different than sleep patterns you experience at other times. Many women experience sleepless nights because they are constantly worried about the safety of their new born. They worry about naps during the night, whether they should sleep in the daytime or nighttime, and how long the baby should cry. Sleep is very important to your health so it is important to think of way to improve the quality of your sleep. Studies have shown that people who are pregnant get better sleep at cooler temperatures so here are some tips to stay comfortable while keeping your energy bills down. Wearing cool, comfortable clothing, investing in blackout curtains and investing in temperature controlled sheets area ll great ways to keep cool and comfortable.
Many parents make the mistake of not checking with their doctor to make sure that they are eating a balanced diet for their new bundle of joy. Eating well for expectant mothers usually involves a lot of vegetables, fruits, and cereal. Many doctors believe that this diet will help your baby to develop normally.
Breastfeeding your child will help them gain weight in a natural way, as long as they are taking enough food to keep up the body’s basal metabolic rate. If a mother is trying to lose weight, she should consult her doctor before making drastic changes to her diet and exercise habits.
2. Preparing Your Mind, Body, And Home For Your Baby
Your Body Is Ready – You may have heard this before and may even have some idea of what I am talking about. When you prepare your body for a baby, it is defining what your body is capable of and what you can handle. For example, if you have ever wanted to play football, you would be well suited for training. If you are not athletic you probably already have some type of workout regime that you do or are very familiar with. When you prepare your mind for a baby it is defining what you will be doing physically.
Healthy Eating Is Necessary – During pregnancy you will require a certain amount of calories each day. This would be based on how much weight you are losing and how much you exercise. The key here is to make sure you get enough calories to maintain your energy level and allow you the time to get rest during your pregnancy. Eat healthy balanced meals and make sure you include some protein in the mix. Fish, beans and chicken are all good choices.
Planning Your Pregnancy – Preparing your mind is similar to preparing your physical body. This means you have to have a clear idea of when you will go. Do you want to have a medical induction? If so are you prepared for labour? How about if you decide to go natural? Knowing where you are going to be will help you mentally prepare for the whole experience.
Getting Your Posture Right – Pregnancy can be difficult emotionally and you may find that your back, legs and stomach are not as great as they would have been previously. You want to have a good posture throughout your pregnancy. You should try and ensure that any creases you may have been smoothed out and that there is no swelling of the abdomen area. Pregnancy can be difficult emotionally and you may find that your back, legs and stomach are not as great as they would have been previously. You want to have a good posture throughout your pregnancy.
Get Your Home Ready – You might be looking to make some convincing upgrades and safety changes for your home. You might be able to save yourself some stress by installing some smart products. A smart thermostat can allow you to adjust the temperature of your home while holding your baby and you can get a smart camera to keep an eye on your newborn while they sleep. Not only could this help your daily life, it could help to lower your Vectren energy bill.
These are just a few tips to get you started on preparing your mind, body and home for your baby’s arrival. You want to be as ready as you possibly can. It is important that you take your time and really consider what your options are. If you take your time and truly consider your options, then you will be prepared when it comes to the actual delivery. Pregnancy can be difficult but if you are prepared then it will be easier for you and your baby.
3. Newborn Parenting Tips
The first of the newborn parenting tips is that the new parents should establish early on that there will be new challenges and issues that will arise. This is essential because it helps the newborn feel safe and know that they are safe. It is natural for them to feel scared and insecure at times but they need to be reminded that they are still in safe hands. Some of these issues may be a result of sleep deprivation or even some sickness that their body may be developing. This is why it is important to talk to the new parents about their worries and help them find answers to their fears.
Another one of the most important of the newborn parenting tips concerns taking care of the newborns. Many new parents underestimate the amount of work that needs to be done in order to take care of newborns and many underestimate the effects of sleep deprivation that their newborns can experience. This is because many new parents do not realize that newborns need a lot of sleep.
It is always a good idea to seek help from the elders of the family when you are having problems with your newborn. The elders can give you advice on how to take care of your baby, advice on feeding, help with diaper changing and even help you bond with your newborn. They can even teach you the proper way of caring for your newborn. One of the best of the newborn parenting tips is that you should not rush your child. It is essential that you learn how to take care of the newborns and you must take their needs seriously.The next of the newborn parenting tips is that you should never leave the baby unattended. This is because when you leave your child alone with the new parents they will not only put themselves at risk, but they will also put their lives at risk as well. If you want to follow one of the best advice of parenting, it is crucial to sleep with your child. There are many good sources of information that can help you with your sleeping habits when it comes to potty training. If you follow the tips properly, you will see that your child will be safe and healthy and you will to enjoy having them in your home.
The process of teaching and learning has changed radically over a few decades. Every organization is trying to incorporate new approaches to teaching to fulfill the need of the time. Nowadays, students prefer easy-to-access learning methods.
Long before printed notes were the most trending form of learning kits, learning through online study materials and live videos came into existence just before a few decades.
Even If you want to learn SEO, thousands of blogs and articles are written by experienced SEO professionals. But be honest, do you like reading every article till the end? I am not even sure if you are going to read this article till the end.
But what if there was a more straightforward process of learning? Though you don’t like reading an article, a soothing voice will definitely allure you. Yes, we are talking about podcasts.
Studies show that the listeners hang on to every word of a podcast, and that is why podcasts are extraordinary. But is this really possible to learn SEO through podcasts?
Well, why not? During the pandemic situation, the popularity of podcasts has increased. And there are thousands of podcasts with millions of episodes on apple.
But The Question Is What Is The Process Of Learning SEO Through Podcasts?
There are podcasts on different topics, and SEO is one of those topics. With the growth of that digital marketing industry, there is also a massive demand for digital marketers specialized in SEO. That is the probable reason why you can find many SEO courses over different educational platforms. Since people love listening over reading, SEO experts are trying to transform their teaching modules into podcasts.
If you want to learn SEO, you can easily find many SEO podcasts. But if you are new to this learning method, here is how to begin.
Choose The Podcasts With Good Star Ratings
On apple alone, you will find hundreds of podcasts on SEO. And it is tough to decide which one is the best to learn from. Fortunately, there are ratings, and you can judge a podcast by the ratings it has acquired. Always choose podcasts with more than four stars. While selecting a podcast, always make sure that you check the number of total ratings it has. More the number of ratings and the higher the rating, the better is the podcast.
Download Your Podcasts
To play and listen to podcasts, you need to have a good internet connection. If you want to learn SEO on the go, it’s always suggested to download a few episodes of the podcast so that you can listen to them even when you don’t have an active internet connection. Many people prefer listening to podcasts while driving. And learning SEO through podcasts while doing other stuff is really possible.
The best thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them repeatedly. Though you can listen to one podcast many times, we suggest you take a few notes if possible. Additionally, you can know about the inside content of a podcast by reading its description.
Apply While Learning
When you are learning SEO through a podcast, don’t keep listening to new episodes until you have applied what you have learned earlier. Remember that you will forget what you have learned if you keep on hearing and don’t try to get hands-on experience. Having practical experience along with learning strengthens your knowledge.
Undoubtedly podcasts are beautiful tools to learn from. Search engine optimization is highly on demand. And in every industry, there is an evolving requirement of search engine optimization experts. If you want to learn SEO, this is the high time to start. Browse through the best SEO podcasts and start learning right away.
As average Americans, it’s insulting to hear that our appliances that use the most energy are appliances we purchase and not necessities. As a homeowner, you certainly don’t want your electric bill to be the biggest bill in the bank. But as many residents of Texas know, that’s exactly what happens. No matter how much money you save on your monthly electric bill, the oil and natural gas that powers our appliances continues to rise and your electric bill continues to rise as well.
As residents of New York, this isn’t entirely unsurprising. In fact, some people mistakenly think that by reducing their electricity usage, they are saving money on the heating and cooling costs of their home. But you must also realize that many other household appliances use more power than you may realize. In fact, in some cases, your HVAC system can account for as much as 30% of your total monthly consumption, you could look for an electricity provider with a more affordable rate.
For most homeowners, the rising cost of electricity and the steadily declining cost of natural gas have created the perfect storm for increased overall energy usage. Texas, like many states, is experiencing unprecedented increases in both of these energy sources, resulting in ever-increasing electricity costs and shrinking spaces for residential property. Because of this trend, many Texas homeowners are choosing to use space heaters or high capacity refrigerators that use significantly less energy while providing a higher level of comfort. This makes sense when you stop to consider the long-term costs associated with electrical power and gas. In most cases, the lower your monthly electric bill is, the lower your net energy usage will be, resulting in lessening your need for HVAC units.
Now that you understand why it is your electric consumption that determines how much you pay on your bill, you might be curious as to why it is you are paying so much money in the first place. The most common reason is simply because your utility company has over-charged you for your electricity use. This has been the case for several years now, which has resulted in an increased number of people seeking space heaters to stay warm and minimize their overall energy consumption. Another major culprit for this is the fact that, despite your space heater keeping you warm, your home is leaking heat back into your residence, which continues to cost you money at the power plant. Replacing your existing thermostat with a space-heater is often the best solution to both of these problems.
If you live in an older home, your HVAC unit may be consuming more energy than it should be, simply due to the age of your HVAC system. It may be time for a replacement. If you don’t want to wait and you feel like you can easily do something about it, consider purchasing a space-heater as well as a new air conditioner. Many people who have made the change have noticed drastic improvements in their total energy bill and improved comfort levels in their home.
Finally, ceiling fans may not seem like they consume a whole lot of electricity. In some cases, this could be true. However, it is important to understand that the heat from your fans is transferred from the floor to the air, which then travels into your room. Fans, regardless of whether they are ceiling fans or not, require electricity to operate properly, and if you have a room in your house that is drafty, this could result in a lot more wasted energy. Ceiling fans with light kits have been known to substantially improve the comfort levels in a room as well as drastically reduce the amount of energy that you use in your home. Therefore, while it is true that most ceiling fans use a great deal of electricity, the good news is that in many cases, replacing your existing fan with a modern HVAC solution can actually lower your bills and increase your comfort.
2. AC Maintenance
If you have been putting of scheduling your annual spring AC repair, now is the best time to do it. Like annual oil changes for your cars, AC maintenance is not something which is convenient or optional. Your air conditioning unit and those expansion bellows require attention and care from an expert. Even if you think you can manage the job yourself, you may end up with more problems than when you started. Instead of suffering through it, schedule the job today.
Before you call a specialist to take care of your AC, make sure you have scheduled your yearly AC maintenance. This way, the service technician will know what he is looking for and will not have to hunt around for the part you need. Most air conditioning maintenance usually takes place in the garage of your home. This is the best place, since there are less moisture and other factors, such as temperature, that can affect the proper functioning of the cooling system.
The main thing you should be aware of in your yearly AC maintenance is the need for clean air filters. The air filter has two functions. One is to prevent dirt and debris from entering the system and clogging the air flow. Secondly, the filter traps the dust and other particles that might enter the cooling system. Dust can prevent the evaporator coils from working properly by reducing the amount of water vapor that enters the system. In addition, it can reduce the life of the coils.
When you begin your regular AC maintenance, you will probably notice that your heating and cooling system to work more efficiently. This means that you are saving money on energy and on your electric bill. The cost of operating the AC in the winter and the summer months is usually greater during the hotter season. If you can keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently, you will save on your energy bills. On the flip side, if you neglect your air conditioner maintenance, you will have to pay higher costs for operation and repair because of the poor maintenance practices.
Having regular maintenance with your HVAC systems is just like brushing your teeth regularly. Just remember to floss each day, even when you aren’t using the bathroom. Just cleaning the area between the blades and between the coils helps to keep the area free from buildup and other places where dirt and debris can accumulate. Keeping the system clean is another way to prevent costly repairs and replacements later. You will also save on your heating and cooling repair bills by having less maintenance work to do in the future.
The refrigerant level in your AC system is important to ensure that it is operating at its peak performance levels all year long. The conditioner requires the right amount of refrigerant to cool the interior of your home. When the refrigerant level drops, the conditioner shuts down to conserve power to cool the interior of your home. Regular maintenance with your AC is the best way to make sure that you are maximizing the life of your AC and preventing expensive repairs and replacements down the road.
3. Ways To Lower Your Heating And Cooling Costs
Many people think that they have no options when it comes to trying to find ways to lower your heating and cooling costs. While there are many things you can do yourself, in order to save money on your home energy bills, sometimes you need to turn to a company. There are many professional services available to help you reduce your costs.
When you start looking for a professional service you will see that there are two types. There are services which are offered free of charge, and there are those which come at a price. Some of the services that are free are really great and can really help you save money. However, you do need to be careful when searching for them online. Many times you can end up with spam and junk mail, and not receive the help that you were originally promised. Companies who charge for their services are a bit easier to deal with. You can call them up and ask if they can lower your costs. If they are willing to do this, you won’t have to worry about dealing with any spam or junk mail. In addition, if you like what they suggest, they will definitely contact your current HVAC provider to see if they can do anything else which would be similar to what you are suggesting. If they do agree to perform these services for you, it will definitely be at an affordable price.