Everyone loves to save money. When saving money is a result of being environmentally conscious and energy efficient, it becomes a win-win situation. Cutting costs on your energy bill is easier than you might think. You won’t be sacrificing results or quality, and the benefits will make both you and the environment happy.
Here are some simple ways that you can save some cash on your energy bill every month:
Keep Air Vents Clean
The air vents that carry warm and cool air throughout your home can become caked with dust and dirt. When this happens, your HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool your home. This increases both energy consumption and your bill.
By changing your system’s air filter regularly and having annual professional cleanings, you can avoid any potential energy- and money-wasting issues. You will also ensure that the air in your home is clean and safe.
Reduce Heat Settings On Your Washer And Dryer
Washer and dryer manufacturers state that approximately 90% of the energy used by a washing machine comes from heating the water used for a hot water wash load. Using cold water will get clothes just as clean, and colors won’t fade or run.
When it comes to dryers, energy use can’t be avoided since heat is required to dry clothing quickly. However, timed drying can help by eliminating overdrying and wasting energy. Dry your laundry for the shortest amount of time possible, on the proper setting for the material being dried. Consider air-drying whenever possible or if only a few items are still damp.
Turn Off Extras When Not In Use
For your “extra” electric items, such as computers, speakers, printers, game systems, etc., plug everything into a power strip and simply turn off the strip when things are not in use, such as at night.
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