Energy Saving Tips For Around The Home - Part One

Posted by Steve Chapman on

Lets face it, we can all do better at saving energy around the home.

Here's a few tips to help you save energy (and a few dollars) each and every day. 

1. Use your window coverings to keep the heat in during winter and out during summer. Did you know that by keeping your windows covered during summer can reduce the heat in your home by up to 33%?

2. Prepare for meals. Taking the frozen foods from the freezer and allowing them time to thaw in the fridge saves the use of the microwave or the oven. If you forget, the microwave uses less energy than the oven, so defrost in the microwave first.

3. Washing and Drying Clothes. Try to only use the washing machine when its full, and only use the dryer for emergencies. The sun does a great job of drying your clothes and its free.

4.Consider your lighting. Replace the old incandescent bulbs with more efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. Even better, consider LED lighting. Use timers on lamps rather than leaving main lights on in rooms. Use sensor lighting outside.

5. Check your fridge and freezer seals. A regular check and clean of your fridge and freezer seals ensures your appliances will run most efficiently. Also, ensure there is a sufficient gap around your fridge/freezer to allow for airflow as this greatly improves the performance of your appliance.



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