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10 Tips to Save Energy in Your Home

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

We've all shuddered at one time or another when looking at our energy bill, but the truth is that it doesn't have to be this way. The trick is to learn some simple tips to save energy in your home. Luckily for you, we've already done much of the legwork and found these 10 strategies:

  1. To gain more control over your cooling and heating needs, invest in a programmable thermostat. This unit will allow you to set the times of day when your HVAC system is switched on and what you want home temperatures to be.
  2. Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees. This is the most efficient temperature and will avoid wasting energy when it isn't needed and also avoid the dangers of scalding.
  3. If you're not going to be in a specific room, especially for an extended amount of time, turn off the lights and any electronics that might be hooked up.
  4. Use power strips for multiple pieces of equipment and then turn off the strip when not in use.
  5. When using your cooling or heating equipment, make sure that the windows and doors of your home are all closed. If not, you'll find yourself wasting a lot of energy.
  6. Conserve water by relying on short showers in lieu of long baths. And don't forget to use low-flow showerheads.
  7. Whenever possible, only use products that are backed by the Energy Star logo. This includes your cooling and heating equipment, electronics and even all the way down to your home's light bulbs.
  8. Dishwashers use both energy and water whenever they're in use. Instead of using a dishwasher to dry your dishes, set them in a rack that will allow them to air dry.
  9. Similar to above, also allow your clothes to air dry, if possible, to avoid running your gas or electric clothes dryer.
  10. When washing your clothes, make sure each load is full. The more you can fit into each load, the fewer loads you'll need to do.

For more expert tips to help you save energy in your home, contact the friendly professionals at Mitsubishi Electric Contractors. We assist homeowners and visitors with finding the right contractor for their HVAC needs.

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