There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the energy and utility bills in your home, from simple changes in behavior to inexpensive DIY improvements to major upgrades to your home.
Here are a few tips to lower your bills.
–Energy Savings Home Improvements for $0
-Open curtains and blinds on sunny windows during the day in cold winter weather to let in solar heat.
-Close curtains and blinds on windows at night during cold weather to hold the heat in the house.
-Close curtains and blinds on sunny windows during the day in hot summer weather to help keep solar heat out.
-Put on a sweater in cold weather and lower the thermostat to 68° F during the day and 62° F when sleeping at night.
-Dress lightly in hot weather and turn the thermostat on your air conditioning system up to 75° F.
-Set the thermostat on your hot water heater lower to 120° F.
-Turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
-Dry clothes outside when possible, and clean clothes dryer lint filter and vent pipe regularly.
-Set clothes washer on cold water and run only full loads.
–Energy Savings Home Improvements Under $50
–Energy Savings Home Improvements Over $100
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