Will You Shut that Light Off? Energy Savings and Senior Care near Rockville Center, NY
Now this is a mouthful: October is Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month. What does this mean with regard to senior care? It means that there are generally dozens of things that any homeowner can do that cannot only improve the energy efficiency of their house, but also save them money on their utility bills every month.
One of the easiest things to do is to make sure that whenever you are not in a room and don’t plan on returning to that room for a period of time is to make sure the lights are off. Turning the lights off is such a simple act, but a lot of people fail to do this. Even though the average light bulb will cost less than a penny an hour, when you consider 10 lights being left on throughout the day, at the end of the month you could be spending far more than you have to.
However, when somebody relies on senior health care services, it may be more practical to leave the lights on for safety. The last thing anybody wants to do is to put the elderly homeowner at risk because it is too dark when they enter a room and they might take a bad step as a result.
There are other ways to help the senior save money and conserve energy. Turning the thermostat down just 2° can save up to $20 a month on heating bills throughout the winter. If this is not an uncomfortable situation for the senior, it may be something to consider, especially if they are tight on their finances.
Another way to save money is to turn the TV off when no one is watching. How many times have you had the television on and you weren’t even in the room? Millions of Americans across the country will admit that they have a habit of turning on the TV, leaving the room to do something, and not coming back for several hours, yet the TV remains on. When you feel the heat that is being generated from that TV, you can understand just how much electricity is being consumed by it.
Keeping doors closed and sealed properly during the winter can also conserve a lot of energy. If you close the door, but it doesn’t latch, heat can be escaping and that would be like throwing money right out the window.
Helping the senior conserve energy will show that you care for his or her well-being. It can also save them quite a bit of money throughout the year. It’s something to think about.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of senior care services near Rockville Center, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
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From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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