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How To Cut Energy Costs At Home

February 13, 2018

How To Cut Energy Costs At Home

Looking for ways to cut your energy costs and save on your energy bills? Well, we have 5 easy ways to help you accomplish that task!

5 Ways To Cut Energy Costs:

1. Install a low-flow showerhead.
Conventional showerheads consume 2.5 gallons of water per minute. By switching to a low-flow showerhead, the average family of four could save 2,900 gallons of water per year. Use the coupon below to save on the installation of a low-flow showerhead!

2. Change your HVAC filter.
We strongly recommend that you change your HVAC system’s filters regularly (at least once a quarter). Having a fresh filter keeps your system running efficiently, saving you money. The increased efficiency can save you up to 15% off of your heating and cooling bills!

3. Switch to a dual-flush toilet.
Flushing your toilet uses more water than anything else in your home. Older conventional toilets use anywhere from 4 to 7 gallons of water per flush, while a dual-flush toilet can use less than 2! Dual-flush toilets have 2 functions: a half flush for liquid waste + a full flush for solid waste. Converting to just one dual-flush toilet will help the average American household conserve nearly 15,000 gallons of water per year. Use the coupon below to save on the installation of a dual-flush toilet!

4. Rid yourself of vampire power.
Appliances and electronic devices (like cell phone chargers!) that are plugged in but not in use still use electricity. In fact, vampire power is estimated to cost the average home between $200-$400* per year! BUT, there is an easy solution – unplug! And to make unplugging easier, consider using surge protector strips in your home.

5. Secure your home’s exterior.
Did you know that up to 40% of your homes energy escapes straight out the window(s)*?! Make sure your windows and doors are air tight. Add energy efficient window coverings, caulking and weatherstripping to ensure that you aren’t heating and cooling your yard too!

 

*stat from https://www.treehugger.com
**stat from https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
***stat from https://www.safestyle-windows.co.uk/ask-an-expert/energy-saving/how-much-energy-is-lost-through-windows/

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