The weather is cooling down, the kiddos are going back to school, and fall is less than a month away! With September in full swing, it’s time to start prepping our homes for fall. Without further ado, here’s some tips and tricks to save energy this season, starting with your home appliances, heating, and lighting.
Start the New Year off fresh by committing to home improvement resolutions. In celebration of the New Year and new beginnings, we have come up with some resolutions for your home that will make it more efficient, clean and beautiful! Below are the most important home improvements for the New Year!
“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources, is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult. Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.
What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible. Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away. With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd, this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.
The birds are chirping, the grass is getting greener, the flowers are in bloom, and you can smell it in the air – Yes, it is something we call spring and it is in full effect. Some cringe at the though of starting their spring cleaning, but if it means becoming more energy efficient, how bad could it really be?
Some tips are obvious, “no-brainers,” but tend to be easily forgotten! Keep reading to get a head start on your spring savings:
When you see the breakdown of energy usage in the average home, major appliances use approximately 13% of the energy. The millions of homes in the United States collectively use nearly 23% of the country’s energy, and a large amount of this energy is wasted through inefficient heating and cooling systems, old appliances, and leaky windows and ducts. Other than lowering your monthly utility bills, beginning to be energy-conscience can help the environment (and save you some extra cash!). If you are interested in saving up to 25% on your utility bills, check out these tips to preserve energy.