As a homeowner you know that a great way to save money is by saving energy as well, however you may not know all the secrets to it. By incorporating some energy-saving habits into your life can not only help you save money but also be great for the environment.
Check out some home energy-saving tips that you can add to your routine:
1. Keep Your Fridge Stocked
You might not know but keeping your fridge stocked make them more efficient and if they are empty it can be a waste of energy to cool it by overworking the motor.
2. Defrost Your Freezer
When ice builds up in your fridge it can block your freezer’s temperature sensors and make it work harder to cool, so make sure to defrost your fridge regularly to prevent that from happening.
3. Use Dishwasher
Using the dishwasher over washing the dishes with hot running water can also be better for saving energy. Using an energy-efficient dishwasher and letting it air dry can be a good way to save up on your energy bills.
4. Don’t Charge Devices Overnight
If you like to charge all your devices overnight, maybe consider charging them before bed and unplugging them when they reach full battery. There is no need to keep them plugged in all night since they only require a few hours to charge.
5. Install A Low Flow Shower head
If you like taking long hot showers it can waste a significant amount of energy. But installing a low-flow showerhead will require less heat to operate and save you energy and water.
6. Air Dry Your Clothes
If you have some space or an outdoor area, adding a drying rack can help you save energy and prolong the life of your fabrics. Hang your clothes to dry when possible, and use tumble dry on low heat.
7. Only Wash Full Loads
Washing a full load of laundry helps your machine perform better and you cut down on the number of times you do laundry. So plan to wash full loads to save energy.
8. Upgrade HVAC System
Since new HVAC systems tend to be more energy-efficient, upgrading your HVAC system can cost you some money upfront but help you save money on your energy bills at the end of the month.
Are you looking for more tips on how to save money throughout the whole year? Check out HomeAdvisor’s infographic below for some more home energy-saving tips: