saving on energy bill

It’s that time of year when energy bills skyrocket. Here are some tips to lower your bill.

  1. Programable thermostat — improves AC efficiency
  2. Seal cracks around windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulking so you don’t let your cool air leak.
  3. Let dishes air dry
  4. Turn off and unplug electronics when you aren’t using them especially computers, tv’s, video game systems.
  5. Unplug chargers
  6. Turn off lights in a room after you leave
  7. Energy efficient light bulbs – LED bulbs
  8. Use ceiling fans and raise thermostat
  9. Change your AC filter or use a permanent air filter
  10. Perform regular air conditioning maintenance
  11. Insulation for attic
  12. Sign up for energy saving programs.
  13. Keep drapes and blinds shut during the day to block out sun
  14. Wash clothes in cold water
  15. Always wash full loads of clothes
  16. Water heater timer – will turn off water heater when you aren’t using it
  17. Invest in Energy Star appliances
  18. Opt for microwave instead of oven when possible. Ovens can heat up your home
  19. Consider planting trees to shade your home during the summer.
  20. Adjust the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees

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