Do you gasp when your utility bills arrive each month?
If you are like most homeowners, you probably do!
Did you know that leaving appliances and electronics running constantly, as many of us do,
generates added energy expenses that can really add up?
Do you really have clue how much energy your home actually uses–and what your biggest
energy guzzlers are?
The infographic below, “The Habits of Home,” reveals some staggering facts about
just how much energy the average household uses and how seemingly simple changes
can make a big difference in your electric bill.
Simple Tips for Saving Energy and Reducing Your Bills
To really make a difference, it’s important to make saving energy a habit in your home.
Get everyone involved in practicing these easy tips for reducing your energy consumption:
Switching to a high-efficiency AC unit can keep your home cool and reduce your energy use
Install a smart thermostat and save up to $180 a year.
Go with a “flow”
Take a look at some of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Invest in a flow meter to monitor the output of your emissions so you are able to track it.
Use your fan. Running a ceiling fan non-stop costs only $1 each day. A ceiling fan is capable of
cooling a room by perceived 3-8 degrees.
Fix drips in the shower and throughout the bathroom to save on unnecessary water costs.
Seal and insulate your home. Identify and seal air leaks to save $300 a year on heating and
Turn it off
Turn off electronics, appliances and power strips when not in use.
Be a “Star”
Convert to Energy Star appliances.
Fill it up
Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.
Take short showers and avoid baths.
Use lids when you cook.
Switch to energy-saving CFL or LED bulbs.
Consider switching to solar energy. Do your homework and do the math!
Change Your Habits. Change the World!
Changing your energy consumption habits today can affect your world tomorrow!
The enlightening infographic below illustrates how much energy the average household uses–
room by room–and how changing your habits can make a big difference in your electric bill.
What have you and your family done to save energy and save money on energy costs?
Share your thoughts and comments with us?