Whether it's the middle of a brutal winter or you're getting ready for the summer, if you're a homeowner, you need to be focusing on keeping your energy expenses down. The average U.S. home spends roughly $2,100 on energy each year. If you're not careful, you could end up spending even more on your home energy usage.
That's why it's so important to do a little research, educate yourself on some energy conservation tips, and consult with professionals. Here are some great energy saving tips that will help your home become more energy efficient and save you some cash:
Use more cold water -- When you're running the wash, it might seem like using warm or hot water won't make much of a difference when it comes to energy expenses, but it certainly does. By using cold water to wash your clothes, however, you'll actually save close to $70 a year.
Use a programmable thermostat -- By installing a programmable thermostat in your home, you'll be able to save up to 10% of heating and cooling expenses. Additionally, simply lowing your thermostat just two degrees during the winter will save 6% of heating-related CO2 emissions.
Improve your home's lighting -- You can reduce energy use by as much as 80% if you switch to more energy-efficient halogen incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs. Also, just because your home's lighting looks nice doesn't mean your lights should be on all the time: turn them off when you're not using them!
Seal everything up -- Sealing air leaks and properly insulating your home can not only increase household comfort but also save as much as 20% on your energy bill.
Plant some trees -- Appropriately plating shade trees on your property can save up to 2.4 tons of CO2 emissions each year. Plus, your landscape will look much better with some nice trees.
Clean your HVAC filters -- You don't have to be a professional mechanic to know how to clean or replace an AC or furnace filter. If you're neglecting this piece of equipment, you'll end up wasting a lot of money and energy each year. Clean your filters regularly and replace them as needed.
If you want to learn more about some of these energy-saving tips or work with professional green energy services, give Starion Energy a call today!
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