Ways Homeowners Save On Utility Cost

Ways Homeowners Save On Utility Cost

  1. Use timers and motion sensors to turn lights off and on

  2. Lower hot water tank heater to 120 F

  3. Air-dry dishes, sheets and lightweight clothing, whenever possible

  4. Seal gaps around pipes, chimneys, lights, windows and brickwork with spray foam insulation

  5. Use incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs or CFLs

  6. Wash a full load of laundry and when using dishwasher

  7. Use weatherstripping and caulking around doors and windows to prevent drafts

  8. Replace HVAC filters regularly and have a licensed professional inspect your heating and cooling systems twice a year.

  9. Replace thermostat with programmable thermostat to conserve resources and money.


In addition, contact your utility company and ask if they offer a free home energy audit. 

According to AmericaSaves.org, eneergy lost from a basement, unfinished room, attic. or garage can be an expensive waste of money. 

Sealing leaky duct work can provide additional savings. 



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