Energy bill saving tips

Energy bill saving tips will help you stay warm and save money this fall and winter season.The winter season can be a costly time of year for many bill saving tips

Being energy aware and smart can help keep your hard earned money in your pocket. There are a number of tips and tricks that help homeowners save money every year. We have outlined some suggestions that can help you do the same.

Energy bill saving tips

  1. Open your blinds or drapes on a sunny day and let the heat in. It will heat your home for free. Remember to close the blinds after the sun goes down to help insulate.
  1. Arrange your couches near the interior walls. This will help you avoid the draft, which is common around windows.
  2. Make sure the damper of your traditional fireplace is closed.
  3. Block off the chimney if you choose not to use a fireplace. You can do this with a piece of rigid insulation from the hardware store that fits snugly into the space.
  4. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms.
  5. Unplug appliances that are not being used.
  6. Turn off kitchen and bathroom fans when they have completed their job.
  7. Take shorter showers. Reducing time in the shower can save gallons of hot water per month, especially in a large family.
  8. Ensure you are using your washer, dryer and dishwasher only at full capacity. It will save you time and money.
  9. Don’t forget to clean the lint trap, it will ensure quicker drying times and less energy used.
  10. Use the sleep mode on your home computer or laptop during the day.
  11. Turn off all computer devices at the end of the night.
  12. Unplug TVs, DVD players, chargers, computers and other electronics. All of these devices use electricity even when they are not being used. If you use a power strip in your home office, switch it off to ensure energy loss is eliminated.

Follow the above energy saving tips to maximize your energy use this fall and winter season.

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