Start honoring some of your new year's resolutions by taking steps towards energy efficiency in your home! Find out some easy ways to reduce energy waste at home below.
- Use natural light whenever you can instead of turning on the lights in your home, especially in the winter when there is snow on the ground and light reflects more brightly. This will save you money on your monthly electricity bills.
- Wash your clothes in cold water if you can to save on energy used for heating.
- Turn down the thermostat at night when you're asleep or during hours when you're not home. To save even more, lower the thermostat when you are home and bundle up in sweaters, socks, and blankets for extra warmth.
- Make sure your furnace is clean and unblocked. Check the filter every month to ensure it's running as efficiently as possible.
Clean out the lint screen in your clothes dryer after each use so that it runs efficiently for each cycle.