In these days, everyone out there wants to lower their utility bills because lowering bills means you put more money in your account at the end of the month. Lowering energy consumption not only save your money, but it’s also less harmful emission to our environment. If you are really serious about lowering energy and saving money, fortunately, there are many easy and effective things you can do. Here are some tips to save energy at home.
• Minimize Phantom Loads:
Phantom Load is the energy consumed by an electronic device when it’s not turned on. US Department of Energy said that at home, 75% of the electricity is consumed by such devices when they are turned off. You can simply eliminate phantom loads by simply unplugging devices when you are not using them.
• Use More Efficient Appliances:
If you feel you need new appliances, make sure to have a look for the Environmental Protections Agency’s Energy Star label before you buy. These appliances use between 10% and 50% less energy and water than their conventional counterparts. If they hold more money for purchase, be willing to spend.
• Change Your Light Bulbs:
One of most effective changes you can make is to replace your light bulbs, instead, use CFL bulbs which cost a few dollars and will save about $30 over its lifetime. In addition it lasts 10 times longer and uses 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb.
• Install a Programmable Thermostat:
Programmable thermostats work automatically and adjust your home’s temperature to your schedule. A programmable thermostat can save you as much as 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.
• Use Fans for Cooling:
In the summer, use ceiling fan for cooling. By doing this you can reduce the need of air conditioner and reduce energy consumption.