Happy National Cut Energy Costs Day! Today, and every day for that matter, is a great day to find new ways to save energy and money. There are many ways to accomplish this – it just takes a little bit of research, creativity, and lucky for you, help from EasyEnergySavingTips.com.
We’ve gathered a few ways to help you celebrate National Cut Energy Costs Day. What better way to celebrate than putting money back into your pocket?
Ways to Save Through Your Daily Routine
We often don’t realize just how much energy we are using during our morning, afternoon, and nightly routines. A few simple changes could go a long way for saving energy in your home.
- Shorten the showers: your hot water heater won’t have to work as hard if you cut down that half hour shower to about 10 minutes or less.
- For the ladies: let your hair air dry as often as possible.
- Try carpooling: if you have little ones, carpool with other parents. Or, if you live near a coworker, have them give you a lift, or vice versa, every once in a while.
- After dinner: you don’t have to run your dishwasher every night. Only run it when it’s full.
Small Investments Can Make a Big Impact
Not all investments have to take a chunk of change from your wallet right away. Small investments in energy-saving products can help you save some big bucks.
- Energy-efficient light bulbs: while these bulbs are a tad more costly than regular bulbs, energy-efficient bulbs such as LED light bulbs help to preserve electricity.
- Home insulation: we are still in the winter season, so invest in some home insulation. This will help to keep your home warmer without running up the electric bill.
- Ceiling fans: be sure your ceiling fans work for the space they’re in. Optimize air flow by using this guide to help you pick the best size and type of fan for a specific room.
Create Some Good Habits
Adopting a few habits can help you save energy and money over time. Not all habits have to be bad habits.
- Turn off the lights: it’s hard to remember to do this when you are in a rush. But if you become accustomed to turning off the lights regularly, you could save a lot of energy.
- Unplug: even though a device might not be turned on, if it’s plugged in, it’s still using electricity.
- Turn down the thermostat when you leave: a few degrees can make a world of difference. While you’re not home, your heating and air conditioning shouldn’t have to work as hard.
- Turn off the water: you’d be surprised at how much water is wasted while you’re brushing your teeth or scrubbing your hands.