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5 Tips to Save Energy At Home

Saving energy doesn’t only help the environment, it helps you and it helps your wallet. Those monthly bills can be a dread, specially during the summer or spring, so save yourself the pain and learn a few tips on how to save energy at home.

1. Upgrade your lighting

Incandescent bulbs consume four times more energy than flourescent or LED lights. They also produce much more heat. Swap all your bulbs for flourescent or LED lights, both of which last up to ten times longer and consume way less energy. You’ll be reducing your bill and saving money on light bulbs.

2. Adopt Energy Efficient Habits

First of all: be conscious. There are a number of daily mistakes we can avoid to save us a good percentage of energy expenses. These are some efficient habits you should take into account to save more energy and help the planet:

3. Control the temperature

Cooling or heating a house accounts for the most expenses in your bills, these are some tips to control these expenses:

4. Controlling Water Heating

Water heaters require a high energy consumption in order to heat water, specially during the winter. Wash your clothes with cold water to save that extra energy.

Lower the temperature of your water heater to at least 50-58 ºC. This is warm enough to take comfortable showers while reducing energy use. Don’t forget to turn off the heater or lower it’s temperature as much as possible during the night.

5. Do General Maintenance to Your Home

There are some extra things you can do to keep your home energy efficient:

Taking measures to save energy can save you heaps of money both in the long term and the short term. Make sure to consciously follow all the tips and start your path to save energy at home.