Energy Efficiency Tips
Get A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is one of the most convenient ways to save on energy and money. The settings help regulate a home’s temperature and develop a program that automatically reduces heating and cooling in your home when you don’t need as much.
Try Energy-Efficient Lighting
There is a variety of energy efficient lighting available on the market today that can save a considerable amount of money and energy. Compact fluorescent light bulbs consume 75 percent less energy, produce virtually no heat and last about ten times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Shut Down And Unplug Electronics
Computers, cable boxes, coffee makers, cell phone chargers and countertop microwave ovens are some common electronic devices that when consistently plugged in, pull a small steady stream of electricity all day long. To save on energy consumption, plug multiple items into a single power strip.
Use Cold Water For Laundry
The best way to save money when doing the laundry is to wash clothes in cold water. When used with cold-water detergent, washing in cold water is actually better for clothes. About 90 percent of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water. Using the cold setting significantly cuts down electricity cost and avoids the emission of 1,281 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.