Home Energy Savers At No Cost To You!

Home Energy Savers At No Cost To You!

saving energyWe have learned from our teachers that energy is neither created nor destroyed. But, this doesn’t mean that it is free! It’s never a bad time to learn how to conserve energy, which will in turn save you some money.

There are many things you can do to lower your electric bill; here are few:

  •  Turn off the stereo, television, lights and such when you leave the room or if they are not in use.
  •  Turn off computer monitor or shut down your computer when not in use.  Just like your television, your computer monitor consumes energy. Also, most tv’s and monitor’s have an energy savings mode that can save you money as well.
  •  Maximize the use of your dishwasher by fully loading them. You actually consume the same power regardless of the quantity of your wash loads. If you have few dishes you need to wash, you can always wash and dry them by hand. In this way, you have saved not only energy but also water and dishwasher soap.
  •  Use cold water when washing your clothes.  Washing machines consume most of their energy heating the water that will be used. Just like dishwashers, always fully load your washing machine. Another energy saver is the front load washing machine. Using this could potentially save you 50% on water and 50% on energy. When weather permits, consider drying your clothes outdoors.
  •  Refrain from using your microwave to thaw frozen meat. To save energy and money, remove frozen meat hours before you plan to cook it. You can immerse it in warm water to speed up the process.
  •  Do not put hot or warm food in the fridge. Let them cool down first. The fridge will consume a lot of power in order to cool down your hot/warm foods to temperature.
  •  Do not use a second fridge. If you can squeeze all your refrigerated items inside one fridge, do so. A second fridge doubles your energy consumption.
  • Ensure that your house is sealed/weatherproofed. If you are using a heating system or air conditioning, this will ensure that the devices are used efficiently. Leaks will keep the heat from your home thus will push the heating system for work more and consume more energy. This also goes with air conditioning system.
  • Lower your thermostat while not at home or while sleeping. A programmable thermostat is a wonderful tool to help lower your energy bills.

These steps will help to maximize your energy savings while lowering your energy bills. You can actually track your electric bill to see your savings over time.

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