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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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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- Top 10 home energy saving tips – Harvard University
- Top 10 Home Engergy Efficiency Tips – Alliance to Save Energy
- Summer Time Energy-Saving Tips – Consumer Energy Center, California Energy Commission
- Energy Saving Tips – NE.gov
- Energy Saving Tips – Elon University
- Small Business Tips for Energy Efficiency – SBA.gov
- Energy Efficiency Fact Sheet – OkState.edu
- Energy Saver Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home – Energy.gov
- Energy saving tips for residence hall living – University of Wisconsin
- Energy Saving and Waste Reduction Tips (PDF) – Long Island University
- Save Energy and Money – PSE&G
- Motor Energy Saving Tips – University of Minnesota