How to Save Energy

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If your power bills are getting out of control, you probably will want to figure out how to save energy. With a few small changes to your day to day behavior, you can save lots of money and do the environment a favor in the process.

That in mind, read on for a few easy tips on how to save energy.

Mind the Light Switch

It sounds a little too obvious, but it’s also true. One of the best energy-saving tips is simply to make sure that you turn the lights off when you leave a room.

Walk around your house right now, and you will probably find at least one or two places where you are needlessly wasting energy. With a simple flip of a switch, you can effortlessly save a bundle.

That said, if you have children, this energy saving tip may be a little bit harder to execute. You’ll just have to train them!

Change out Your Lightbulbs

LED lightbulbs are one of the greatest, easiest ways to save money on your power bill. For only a couple of dollars, you can get a product that will save you roughly $10 a year per bulb. With all the light fixtures you likely have in your house, this figure can add up very quickly.

As an added bonus, LED lightbulbs also last for a long time which will save you even more money.

Unplug

There are some devices that always need to be plucked in. Your refrigerator is a good example. However, most products in your house can be unplugged after use.

This may not be as convenient as leaving them in the outlet, but it will save you a fortune over time.

Energy “vampires,” as they are called cost the average household $165 per year.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are a great way to save money on one of the most cumbersome components of your power bill. Heating and cooling cost lots of money over time. The smart thermostat will regulate temperature to reduce your power bill. They are even able to shut off your heating and cooling when you aren’t home to maximize your savings.

The average smart thermostat can save you between $10-20 per month which means they will quickly pay for themselves.

Smart Power Strips

Last but not least, the smart power strip. If you don’t want to go around unplugging lamps all day, the smart power strip will be your friend.

These products will monitor your use of electricity and shut off when they aren’t needed. As a result, you can save $100+ a year without ever worrying about unplugging everything you own.

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References

Turner, Scott Are LED lightbulbs worth the money? Retrieved From https://scottalanturner.com/are-led-light-bulbs-worth-the-money/

Boyce, Dan How Much do Energy Vampires Cost us? Retrieved From: http://insideenergy.org/2015/05/08/ie-questions-how-much-do-energy-vampires-cost-us/

Grant, M.B How Much Money Can You Save with a Smart Thermostat Retrieved From https://smartthermostatguide.com/how-and-how-much-money-you-can-save-with-a-smart-thermostat/

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