Energy Saving Tips

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Summer is here and we are all looking for ways to stay cool and keep our energy cost low. Below are some tips for saving money on your energy bill. #energysavings 


1. Lower the thermostat on your water heater.

2. Check for air leaking around doors.

3. Close the air vents in rooms not in use and turn off ceiling fans when you leave a room.

4. Keep heat producers far from your thermostat in summer.

5. Clean your furnace and air conditioner filters.

6. Operate large appliances during low-use periods in summer.

7. Request an energy audit. Most utility companies will make recommendations or offer low-cost financing for improvements.

8. Replace deficient insulation.

9. Replace old or inefficient appliances. If your budget limits you to replacing one appliance, buy a new refrigerator, which represents about half of your electric bill.

10. Buy new light bulbs. Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent, which pay for themselves in energy conservation.

11. Look into EEM Mortgages. An Energy Efficient Mortgage is federally recognized and provides benefits to a borrower purchasing a home that is energy efficient or can be made energy efficient through the installation of energy-saving improvements. (For more information about EEMs, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.)

12.Use your windows to keep out heat. Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows during the day.

13. Keep ducts and vents clean.

14. Take showers instead of baths

15. Switch your light bulbs.

16. Buy energy efficient appliances.

17. Install a low -flow shower head.

18. Fill your dishwasher, make sure it is full before you use it and set it on energy saver setting.

19.Wash your clothes on a cool setting.

20. Turn down your refrigerator.

Also consider reviewing your current energy plan to see how you can save even more. Just implementing a few of these simple tips will help you save some money on your energy bill. Energy use typically increases in the summer since air conditioning is one of the biggest drivers of energy consumption in the home. 

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