Do not over heat your home:
· Keep your home temperature at 68 degrees (or lower)
· Install programmable thermostats with timers
· Wear warmer clothes
· Use an extra blanket or comforter at night
Holding heat in your home:
· Turn off heat in rooms that are not used on a regular basis. Closing off those rooms will save you about $60 each year
· Sealing gaps around windows and doors could save you an extra $40 per year· Unused fire places can be blocked off
· Insulating your ceiling is the most cost effective way of keeping heat in your home and could save you up to $350 annually
· Using plastic insulation where possible will hold in heat as well
Using hot water wisely:
· Turning on your hot water uses a lot of energy. Reducing the amount of hot water used will lower your energy bill. Tankless Water Heaters are an extremely energy efficient way to provide hot water on an as needed basis. Look online (mytanklesswaterheaters.com
) to review some companies that manufacture these products.
· Wash clothes in cold water. Cold water detergents are available
· Don't rinse dishes under running water
· Reducing your shower time by 3 minutes will save up to 3,650 gallons of water annually.
Saving on electricity:
· Turn off and/or unplug your appliances such as cellphone chargers, microwaves, televisions, etc. Utilizing this method can save you up to $50 a year.
Keep the air moist in your home.
· Many of us have forced hot air heating systems which can cause our homes to be dry. Air drying your laundry is one of the best ways of keeping moisture in your house. Moist air also prevents dry skin and will help you breathe better. Investing in a small humidifier will also help with keeping moisture in your home.