Sometimes we forget how much energy we use in our day-to-day lives (I know I’m guilty of leaving my phone plugged in overnight when it really only needs an hour of charging.) But these little things add up and become expensive.
Energy prices are only going up– and it’s so easy to save money and energy! Check out these simple tips from Energy Saver Guide to save money on your energy bills this year.
How to save money on your energy bills:
- Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
- Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
- Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
- Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use — TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
- Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
- Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads for additional energy savings.
- Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
- Air dry clothes.
- Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
- Drive sensibly; aggressive driving such as speeding, rapid acceleration and braking wastes fuel.
- Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Visit the following websites to learn more:
- Tips for Renters and Property Owners
- Your Home’s Energy Use
- Air Leaks
- Heating and Cooling
- Cool and Green Roofs
- Water Heating
- Home Office and Electronics
- Renewable Energy