Lowering Energy Costs in Your Home

Here are some good ideas on lowering your energy costs in your home:

A good place to start is by cutting down on drafts.  You can do this by installing weather stripping around windows and doors as well as adding door sweeps. Up to fifteen percent of unwanted winter cold, or unwanted summer heat can be saved by using these inexpensive items.

Another way to lower costs is to check the insulation in your home. Make sure you have enough to insulate your walls. Energy efficient insulation can be easily installed in the ceiling, attic and walls of existing homes. The more your home is insulated, the less energy is needed to heat or cool your home.  This will definitely help to lower your utility bills.

Replace all incandescent lights with fluorescent lights and you could reduce your overall lighting expenses by 50%.Lowering Energy Costs in Your Home

Here is one that people sometimes don’t think of. Turn off and unplug devices, chargers, and electrical appliances that are not being used. Electricity used by devices in ‘stand-by’ mode attribute for 5 to 10% of the average yearly residential energy consumption. Every little bit helps to lower energy costs in your home!

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