7 Easy Ways To Save On Home Energy Costs
Updated: May 4
Reducing energy use in your home saves you money, increases our energy security, and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy. For those of you who are looking to pay less on your energy bills, small actions can make a big difference!
There are many ways you can reduce electricity use in your home:
Appliances and electronics: Purchase energy-efficient products and operate them efficiently. Use an advanced power strip to reduce "vampire loads" — electricity that is wasted when electronics are not in use.
Lighting: Purchase energy-efficient products, operate them efficiently, and incorporate more daylight into your home using energy-efficient windows and skylights. Also, turn off unnecessary lights.
Electric space heating and cooling: Purchase energy-efficient electric systems and operate them efficiently. Incorporate passive solar design concepts into your home, which include using energy-efficient windows. Properly insulate and air seal your home.
Electric water heating: Purchase an energy-efficient electric water heater and operate it efficiently. Or select an energy-efficient water heater that doesn't use electricity.
Refrigeration: Keep your fridge and freezer at their ideal temperature. For your fridge, this is between 35°F and 37°F, and your freezer should be at 0°F.
Laundry: Try and do just on a full load of wash per week. By switching from hot to cold water for an average of three loads per week, you could save around $20 per year on your energy bill.
Unplug unused electronics: Standby power can account for 10% of an average household's annual electricity use.
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