Everyone wants to save money when they can. Here are some energy saving tips that will help you save energy and help the planet at the same time! Let`s review some ways that you can save money on your energy bill. Some of these energy saving tips may seem small, but the small things add up.
Technology is nice. Real nice. And sometimes we wonder how we lived without it. But all of the high tech devices in our homes run the power bill up. Make sure that you turn them off when they are not in use. As a matter of fact, many still use energy when turned off. The best method is to unplug them. Or you can plug them into a power strip and turn the strip off. Actually, that power strip may save your high tech equipment from power surges!
Heating and cooling systems is a big part of your energy bill. Let`s make sure that we don`t make those systems work any harder than they have to. Let`s make sure that our home is sealed from the outside elements. Check for air leaks around windows, doors and any other joints. The best way to check is to move a feather or candle around the area and see if there is any air moving. If there is, use some sealant to seal the cracks and recheck. This is one of the energy saving tips that could really pay you back in savings!
Also, make sure that you have serviceable weather stripping around doors and anything else that moves. Don`t forget about that attic or basement door.
Make sure that you keep your vents clear. Insure that they are not being blocked by drapes, carpets, furniture, or anything else. Make sure that they are clean.
Drapes are great to help with windows that aren`t as energy efficient …