Are you looking to reduce your household energy use? Or maybe you’re interested in lowering
your monthly utility bills? Either way, there’s a number of different ways to help you reduce your
usage without extensive home renovations and improvements. We’re sharing the top 3 of the
most common and practical ways you and your family can conserve energy in your home.
Change Your Light Bulbs
This may seem like an insignificant change but we promise in the grand scheme of things, it can
really add up! Traditional incandescent light bulbs use about 20-80% more energy than LED or
energy efficient bulbs. LED bulbs also generally last a lot longer than your traditional ones. By
replacing up to five of your most used light fixtures in your home with energy saving LED bulbs,
it’s estimated that you can save up to $75 a year! The little things can really add up.
Adjust Your Day to Day Actions
You might not realize it, but your day to day behaviors inside your home can have a huge
impact on your energy usage! This can be as simple as turning lights off when you’re not in a
room or shutting the water off while you’re brushing your teeth. Small everyday changes like
these can result in huge energy (and money!) saving results.
Install a Smart Thermostat
You see them everywhere nowadays; smart thermostats are all the rage, and for good reason!
Switching out your old thermostat with one that can be programmed can greatly reduce your
heating and cooling costs. This is because programmable thermostats can be set to
automatically turn on or off when you’re away from your home or asleep. Smart thermostats
even “learn” your favorite temperatures and when you’re typically away from your house to
further conserve energy usage. Homeowners, on average, have seen savings of up to $180 per
year by making this important switch!
Energy conservation is not only good for you, it’s also great for mother earth! Apply these simple
energy-saving measures to your home today and start saving!