There are a lot of ways to save energy at home, including a few you might not have thought of. Here are a few energy saving tips that are different and doable:
Energy-efficient landscaping: Plan where you place shade trees around the house, and you could save between $100 and $250, annually.
Duct check: To avoid wasting energy, have your ducts inspected to ensure they’re sealed properly and insulated if necessary.
In hot water: Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F) and save energy.
Cook small: Use your microwave, toaster oven, or grill appliance rather than the oven. You’ll use less energy and avoid excess heat that increases room temperature.
Use a power strip: Leaving a computer on all day can cost about 21 cents per day or about $75 per year. Plug your computer, printer, and other home office items into a multiple-outlet strip, which can turn everything off with the flip of a switch.
Tip adapted from Energy.gov[i]
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