We spend 8 to 9 hours a day cooped up indoors while working. Opening the windows early in the morning not only brings in the feeling of being outdoors, but also cools your home without having to use you’re a/c.
Healthier eating habits also reduce electric consumption! Eating more fruits and vegetables and salads eliminates the need for electricity all together.
Not only is barbecuing a fun way to spend time with family and friends, but it’s also a great way to save on energy costs! You can also get more creative and cook over a fire pit, Bunsen burners and Dutch ovens.
We’ve all heard that dark clothes are to be washed in cold water; bright clothes in warm water and; whites in hot water. But, by washing all clothes in cold water, not only are you saving on energy costs, but also on the life of your clothing as well.
The recommended settings for your thermostat are 70-72 degrees in the winter and 72-74 degrees in the summer. This is only a 2 degree difference, higher or lower, depending on season, but still results in energy savings.
For those of us in a position to do so, installing a windmill creates natural energy and ends up costing you nothing in electric costs.
Want to cut your energy costs by more than 75%? The solution? Install Solar Panels.
By adjusting your hot water heater between 130 and 140 degrees, you can lower the 13% of electricity that goes to heating your home. Additionally, you can save even more by insulating the first few feet of piping that extends from your heater.
Who’d have thought that landscaping could reduce energy costs, but you’re a/c won’t have to work as hard if you plant trees to shade your home, like near windows.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? While we’re all guilty of using the same 60-100 watt incandescent lightbulbs that our parents used, the truth is that LED light bulbs use 90% less energy.