Quick And Easy Tips To Go Green At Home On A Budget
As energy efficiency becomes more popular and phrases like “going green” are the new norm, many of us may start to consider how to slowly make our homes more green. But will that cost us more money?
Here are a few simple tips to go green and make your home more energy efficient while on a budget:
Never Let Your Electronics Sleep
When your computer screen goes black it is not powered off. It is still using energy to keep it running unless you manually turn it off. So while you are tucked into bed at night your computer may appear to be sleeping but really it is sucking energy for 8 hours every night. Make sure to power down your electronics!
Purchase A Power Strip
This is a very simple way to potentially save up to 10% on your energy bill while saving tons of energy. Computers, I-phones, Ipads, coffee makers, microwaves…the list is never ending for what electronics should be plugged into a power strip. When appliances and electronics appear to be turned off, in all actuality they are in “phantom power mode” and are still burning energy. Power strips stop all phantom energy absorbers. Turn it off when not in use and feel proud that you are helping to save energy in your home.
In The Winter: Do Not Heat An Empty House
This one sounds obvious but with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives we may forget to turn that unassuming switch on our wall to “off” before we rush out the door. Make a reminder for yourself on your phone or on a sticky note to never leave the house without double-checking that your heater isn’t running. Not only will this conserve energy it will also lower your bills each month.
Check Your Light Bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs can make a huge difference in the energy efficiency of your home. Change your light bulbs out from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs, which last 10 times longer and also are a great energy saver.
If you are interested in learning more tips to go green and how to make your home more energy efficient please contact us at 800-994-2577.