Home Savings on a Budget – Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy is great to help lower your bills and save on your home expenses overall. Some of the best home energy saving tips are switching to LED lightbulbs, making sure you have no leaky faucets, and making sure the lights are off when they aren't being used. Read our home savings guide below for free resources that will help you cut down on your energy bill.

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Natasha McLachlan is a writer who currently lives in Southern California. She is an alumna of California College of the Arts, where she obtained her B.A. in Writing and Literature. Her current work revolves around insurance guides and informational articles. She truly enjoys helping others learn more about everyday, practical matters through her work.

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Laura Walker graduated college with a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She married her husband and began working in the family insurance business in 2005. She became a licensed agent and wrote P&C business focusing on personal lines insurance for 10 years. Laura serviced existing business and wrote new business. She now uses her insurance background to help educate...

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UPDATED: Nov 21, 2020

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Top Energy Saving Tips

  • Replace standard bulbs with more energy efficient LED bulbs
  • Keep lights off when not needed
  • Keep doors and windows closed when using your air conditioner
  • Keep unused air vents closed.  Do no block air vents that are being used.
  • Install insulation in your attic rated R-30
  • Use the sleep or hibernation mode on your computer
  • Raise the temperature of your thermostat by a few degrees in the summer and lower by a few degrees in the winter
  • Install and use a programmable thermostat
  • Use a toaster oven to reheat food rather than your stove or oven
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Clean your dryer lint filter before putting in a new load of clothing
  • Try to dry clothes right after one another to minimize heat loss
  • Use a timer with your water heater
  • Be mindful of electronics with an EnergyStar rating.  TVs can especially use a lot of energy.
  • Maintain your air conditioner, water heater and furnace so they function efficiently
  • Fix leaky faucets – those drops can add up!
  • Only run your dishwasher when it’s full

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