Since we are spending more time at home then ever before, we will be using more electricity to power up our Techs and gadgets and to heat and cool our homes and much more. Getting bills is never fun! But they need to be paid—this is just a fact of life.
However, the good news is that some things can be done to lighten the load. The best way to make bills smaller is to follow some crucial energy-saving tips.
15. Get a dimmer
Not only will having a light dimmer allow you to save on your energy bills, but you can also set a romantic mood with great ease!.
14. Keep your dryer clean
Remember to change the lint filter in your dryer after each use, and only use the dryer when it’s absolutely necessary.
13. Fill the refrigerator
In order to maximize energy efficiency, keeping your refrigerator and freezer fully stocked is highly advisable.
12. Use energy-saving bulbs
Not only will this raise your green credentials, but you will also find yourself having to change bulbs far less often than before.
11. Insulate the roof and the floors
If you have a house, most of the heat that is lost will be lost through the roof. Therefore keeping the roof insulated is essential.
Insulation will trap heat inside your home. This is especially helpful if you live somewhere prone to cold weather.
10. Wash at a cold temperature
Reducing the temperature at which you wash your laundry is good for the environment and will cut your bills down.
9. Cover floors with carpet
Having carpet on your floors is always warmer than wood, and certainly warmer than tile. It’s also far more comfortable.
8. Cover pans while cooking
Covering pans with lids will retain heat, and keep your costs lower.
7. Install solar panels
Solar energy is a fantastic and environmentally friendly way to generate power in your home. Utilize it as best as you can.
6. Fix a leaking toilet
There are so many reasons to fix a leaking toilet, but saving money because of water wastage is definitely up there!
5. Dress for the weather
Even when you are indoors, dress for the weather!
4. Turn the faucet off
If you are brushing your teeth, keep water use to a minimum. Not only is this better for the environment, but it will also save you money.
3. Have shorter showers
The purpose of a shower is to get clean quickly. Don’t waste time, money, and water hanging around in the shower!
2. Keep your thermostat low
Nobody is expecting you to sit in the freezing cold, but just be aware of when it is excessive and, consequently, you are wasting money.
1. Turn your computer off
When you are not using it, of course! Keeping computers in low power mode is a waste of electricity, and also could reduce their life expectancy.
Source: | Star Insider