Making your home more energy efficient is extremely easy. A few things that are probably the easiest tasks would be to turn lights off when you are not in the room, turn your thermostat down a few degrees, and make sure there are no air leaks in your door and windows. The things listed above can be done without spending money; however there are a few things that can be done at low cost as well such as switching out your incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The main thing to remember with CFL bulbs are they need to be recycled, but will last more than double the amount of time as a regular bulb!
The easiest things to do to make your home more efficient involve unplugging electronics that are not in use, using day-lighting for light, and natural ventilation for heating and cooling. Below is a link to answers that will be helpful to you.
One thing that can really help is using energy efficient light bulbs, showerheads, and aerators. Even just a single CFL bulb can mean energy savings on your electricity bill. Energy efficient showerheads and sink aerators not only help reduce the amount of power needed to heat the water coming from those appliances, but also reduce your water usage. You can even check with your local utility district to see if there are incentives or rebates for these kinds of products, as well as for larger purchases such as energy efficient appliances.
While it may seem a small benefit, using environmentally friendly cleaning products can make a difference. When they reach a water source (or your own mouth), certain cleaning products can cause damage to the surrounding environment. Using products with grain alcohol, vinegar, or plant oils in exchange for ones with synthetic chemicals can certainly make a difference. Additionally, reduce your paper usage and recycle it when you’re done. Convert your accounts or correspondence to emails and reduce junk mail by getting your name off their lists. With so many seemingly small changes, you can make a great impact.
There are a load of easy things you could do in your home to make it more energy efficient – turn off the tap when you’re scrubbing your teeth, take shorter showers, turn off the lights whenever you leave a room, turn the thermostat down during the day (when you’re more likely to be out) and then at night keep it a degree or two cooler than you would normally. Unplugging “vampire” devices – things like phone chargers, televisions, and computers – is another easy, but big energy-saver.
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