July 24, 2012
Saving energy doesn’t have to be a hassle. From installing a programmable thermostat in your home to using compact fluorescent light bulbs, there are many ways you can save energy. Here are the best ways.
Have a programmable thermostat installed in your home. It’s no secret that heating and cooling a home takes a lot of energy. Programmable thermostats work to regulate your home’s temperature and keep your energy bills low.
Keep your lights off while they’re not in use. Unbeknownst to many people, lights require a good amount of energy to work properly.
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.I found some more information here. Not only do compact fluorescent bulbs produce less heat than standard incandescent light bulbs, but they also require a lot less energy. If you want to save money and energy, switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs is the way to go.
Plant shade trees around your home. Few things require more energy than an air conditioner. Planting shade trees around your home will reduce your dependency on your AC.
Take showers instead of baths. For maximum results, consider using a low-flow showerhead. They use less water. If you tend to take long showers, you may want to stick with taking baths.