8 Ways to Save Energy At Home
In this 3-part series: “Greening Your Home”, you’ll learn ways to make your home more energy-efficient while also saving you money in the long run. This second article lists some simple ways you can save energy in your home. Caring about the environment and being “green” can be easier than you think as a homeowner. You can start today!
Believe it or not, even small changes in your home can have an impact on your energy use (and your bills!). Many can be easy to implement and are inexpensive too.
Even though it’s recommended to have an energy audit by a professional, as discussed in last week’s article, Why Every Homeowner Should Do an Energy Audit [Click here], you don’t have to wait to save energy with some simple modifications. But remember that an audit will give you direction on some of the bigger energy issues with your home.
Here are some easy DIY fixes that you can do today or over a weekend to make your home more energy efficient.
1. Get a Programmable Thermostat.
If you don’t have one already than this is a must-do. It allows you to schedule your home’s temperature automatically depending on your daily routine – increasing when getting up, decreasing when you’re at work, increasing when you come home, and decreasing when you head to bed.
There are so many product selections out there with high-tech features such as motion sensors. You’ll save money heating and cooling your home at the right times for you and your family. And prices have come down so you should find one in your price range.
Some power providers will even provide the thermostat and install it for free! For example, you can check out these program for NJ residents. Click on these links: here [Save Green Project – NJ] and here [PSEG Smart Thermostat Rebate Program]
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