- Wash full loads of dishes and clothes.
- Air-dry dishes, sheets and lightweight clothing, whenever possible.
- Use timers and motion sensors to turn lights off and on.
- Lower the temperature on your hot water heater to 120°
- Use weatherstripping and caulking around doors and windows to prevent drafts.
- Regularly replace HVAC filters, and have a licensed professional inspect your heating and cooling systems twice a year.
- Use spray foam insulation to seal gaps around pipes, chimneys, lights, windows, and brickwork.
- Invest in a programmable thermostat to conserve resources and money.
- As they burn out, replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs or CFLs.
In addition, contact your utility company and ask if they offer a free home energy audit. According to AmericaSaves.org, energy lost from a basement, unfinished room, attic, or garage can be an expensive waste of money. Sealing leaky ductwork can provide additional savings.
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