If your noticing your bills are climbing, here are some amazing energy savings tips that you can try in your every day life.
1. Turn off un necessary lights
Two 100-watt incandescent bulbs switched off for an average of two hours per day could save you $12 over a year.
2. Use natural light
A single south-facing window can illuminate 20 to 100 times its area. Turning off one 60-watt bulb for four hours a day is a $9 saving over a year.
3. Use task lighting
Turn off ceiling lights and use table lamps, track lighting and under-counter lights in work and hobby areas as well as in kitchens. This can save $6
4. Take shorter showers
Hot water is expensive. If two people in your home cut their shower time by a minute each, you could save $30 over a year.
5. Fix that leaky faucet
Fixing a hot water leak in your faucet can save up to $33 per year in energy costs. Learn how to fix that leak.
6. Adjust your hot water heater
Turning down your water heater thermostat (no lower than 55ºC and no higher than 60ºC) can pay off in savings of up to 5% for every 6ºC. Savings of $21
7. Unplug unused electronics
Standby power can account for 10% of an average household’s annual electricity use. Unplug unused electronics and save $50 a year.
8. Manage your thermostat
If you have electric heat, lower your thermostat by two degrees to save 5% on your heating bill. Lowering it five degrees could save 10%. Savings of up to $72
9. Be strategic with window coverings
Promote airflow through your home and block the afternoon sun. You could save you up to $10 (2 fans) or $45 (1 window unit AC) during the summer.
10. Run full loads
Cut one load of wash per week, even if you’re already using cold water only, and you could save $30 a year on your laundry costs.
11. Wash laundry in cold water
By switching from hot to cold water for an average of three loads per week, you could save up to $27 per year on your energy bill.
12. Hang dry your laundry
If you do eight loads of laundry a week and use your clothesline for 50% of those clothes, you could save $47 a year.
13. Toss a towel in the dryer
A dry towel added to your dryer load can significantly reduce drying times. If you’re doing seven loads a week this could save you $27 a year.