5 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy In Your Home

Source: www.trimelectric.com

Source: www.trimelectric.com

Many people do not realize how easy it may be to conserve energy in their homes especially when it comes to heat and cooling, closing doors and windows, responsibly using appliances and electronics, using lights when it’s light outside, and cooking smart.

1) Heating and cooling your house

– Install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can be used in place of air conditioners, which require a large amount of energy, stated nachi.org.

– If you turn down your thermostat to about 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day then to about 70 degrees Fahrenheit at night then you will save approximately 10% on heating and cooling costs.

2) Seal your home

Sealing and insulating your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more comfortable and energy-efficient, and you can do it yourself, statednachi.org.

– Close all doors and windows.

– Turn off any lights

– Close all blinds and curtains

– Try to use less electricity

– Turn on at least two ceiling fans

3) Responsibly use appliances and electronics

Appliances and electronics account for about 20% of household energy bills in a typical U.S. home, stated nachi.org.

– Charges consume approximately 3% of energy in your home. They especially do a toll on your electric bill when you don’t have the electronic plugged into the charger.

– Computers should be shut off when not in use. If unattended computers must be left on, their monitors should be shut off, according to nachi.org.

4) One of the least expensive and most effective changes you can make in your home is replacing your light bulbs. According to Energy Star, one of its qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), which cost just a few dollars, “will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months, statedmotherearthnews.com.

– If you change your light bulbs at least every three months you can save at least $25 on your electric bill.

5) Using less water will lower your water bill. And when you use less hot water, you’ll also see savings in your gas bill or your electric bill if you have an electric water heater, stated motherearthnews.com.

– Take shorter showers

– Don’t use sprinklers as much

– Use efficient shower heads

– Don’t wash your own car

– Check for leaks or clogs in pipes