Looking for a way to lower your energy bill and save energy?
Here are a few easy low cost or no cost ways to save energy:
Install a programmable thermostat. This will keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Your heat or air conditioning will automatically turn off at a desired temperature rather than continue to run.
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® label. We just bought a house and one of the first things we changed was the light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs are more expensive but are money savers in the long run.
Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
Plug electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips and turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use. When TVs and DVD players are in “standby” mode, they still use several watts of power.
Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F and take shorter showers.
Make sure your dishwasher or washing machine is washing a full load.
Look for the ENERGY STAR label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
For more ways to lower your energy bill and save money, visit www.energysavers.gov.