Energy Conservation Tips You Can Start Today That Will Save Money
Energy Conservation is an excellent way to save money on utility bills. It will surprise you how many little things you can do that will get the ball rolling on your efforts to go green. Getting a seven day programmable thermostat and using it is one of the first and highly recommended steps to take.
Energy efficient tips - Easy changes you can do right after reading this:
1. Check your refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer for energy saver settings and switch all switches to energy saver.
2. Turn down the temperature of your hot water heater to the setting of 120 degrees F.
3. Clean or replace your air conditioning filter.
4. Clean or replace your furnace filter.
5. Clean or replace your heat pump filter.
6. Clean your lint filter on your dryer before or after every use. If your dryer is taking longer than usual to dry clothes the foil exit hose in the back of it may be getting blocked with lint or the pipe to the outside may be blocked. This situation is a big fire hazard by the way, so don't ignore it. Use a wet dry vacuum to suck out the lint.
7. Vacuum the coils on the back of your refrigerator.
8. Setting the thermostat to a temperature you can live with. The utility company says 78 degrees in summer and 68 degrees in winter. However you might not be comfortable at that temperature and it is your home, so set it where you are comfortable and make up for your short comings on temperature in other areas :-)
9. Replace your light bulbs with the compact fluorescent lamps / lights (CFLs). These use less power and last a lot longer than incandescent bulbs.
10. Close your blinds if you are leaving for work anyway in order to keep the outside heat outside in summer especially on windows that the sun shines into.
11. In winter close your blinds that don't get sunshine to keep out the cold, and open the blinds that let in the sun to warm up the room.
12. Check floor air vents if your home has them to make sure there is nothing lying on them. Children may drop clothes or towels right on top of the floor air vent, not realizing it is interfering with a system in the home.
13. Unplug your TV when not in use or control that outlet with an off switch. Many appliances in the home draw standby power in the off position all day long!
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14. Gather your electric bills and take a look at them if you need some additional motivation. Most actions I mentioned above cost little or no money to perform and can be done right away. This is just the first list of easy things you can do toward your efforts for energy conservation.
How to conserve energy should be a class that is required in all schools. This subject would help conserve natural resources and preserve the environment. Every electric customer should be educated in the ways to conserve energy prior to electric hookup.
Read about energy vampires by clicking the link below.
go to Energy Vampires
Click on links below about do-it-yourself type projects you can do to help improve energy conservation in your home.
go to Door Weather Stripping
go to Energy Efficient Window Film
go to Caulking Windows
go to Energy Efficient Window Shades
go to Solar Kits
Click on some of the links below to find out about some smart technological advancements that assist in energy conservation.
go to Smart Appliances
go to Smart Grid
go to Smart Meters
Click below to find out if air duct cleaning it necessary to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
go to Air Duct Cleaning
There are energy conserving changes that a contractor can help you with such as
energy efficient roofs
energy efficient air conditioners
energy saving windows
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