Everyone loves to save money. If you can save money by cutting your energy bills, even better. You might not think there is much you can do, but there actually is. You can find easy ways to cuts costs all over your home.
Cutting energy doesn’t require a lot of energy on your part. It’s small things around the house that can really add up. From old appliances to fixing that leaky faucet, you’ll be amazed at how much money you save.
Here are a few energy saving ideas to get you started.
Energy Saving Ideas
Finding ways to save money and energy are important for you and the environment. Even a few small adjustments will have a huge impact.
1. Change your Light Bulbs
Replace your light bulbs from regular to LED light bulbs. They use about 20% less energy than other types. Be sure to turn them off when not in use.
For alternatives, try smaller bulbs, light nightlights or strip lights in areas where you want lights. Perhaps the hallway or a child’s bedroom.
You can use candles, as they set a mood and conserve energy. Use the sunlight when you can.
2. Use Solar Power
If you can put in a few solar panels, that’s great. Even installing a few will cut back on your energy use considerably. There are other solar-powered gadgets available, from outdoor lights to radios and phone chargers.
Finding ways to use greener products and appliances is a great way to cut back on your energy bill. Just a few small adjustments can make a big difference.
3. Use Less Hot Water
Try using cold or warm water for laundry and the dishwasher. Try using them less often, as well. You can hand wash dishes and clothes, and let both of them dry naturally. Get a clothesline put in if you have space.
4. Insulate Your Roof
An incredible amount of heat and energy is lost through the roof of your home. If you see a house in winter without snow on the top, that’s because the heat meant to heat the home is escaping and melting it.
The best way to keep the cold or the heat inside it to insulate your roof. This will save you a lot of money and wasted energy. There are plenty of eco friendly roof insulation options.
5. Change and Clean Filters
This should be done regularly anyhow, but during the season when you are really using your HVAC, it’s important that you keep an eye on them. Clean the filters or replace them to ensure the equipment is running properly.
Try and use your heater or air conditioner at a lower temperature and not during peak hours. This will keep your bills lower. using them uses a lot of energy, so keeping them in top working order will help a lot.
DIY Energy Savers
You can easily find energy saving ideas you can implement around your own home. Making small repairs to leaks, replacing old appliances that use a lot of energy and fixing or replacing old windows.
The money you spend on saving energy will all come back to you. You will notice a lower bill, even in peak months, when you make an effort to save energy.
For more tips around the home, please keep reading here.