Home Energy Savings Made Easy (Infographic)
About $2,000 of most American’s money goes toward their home energy bill. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save on your monthly energy bills including both big and small changes. If you want to go big, consider buying new Energy Star appliances for your home. Energy Star appliances run 20 percent to 30 percent better than the government standard, which equates to that savings on your bill. If your HVAC system is old or inefficient, it could be sucking a lot of extra energy. Although the investment at first may make you nervous, you will get it back over time in energy savings.
If you are not ready for a major investment, there are plenty of affordable solutions to save energy on your home. An energy audit can tell you exactly where you lose energy throughout your home, and a certified technician can suggest improvements to make your home more efficient. You can also make easy lifestyle changes like closing closet doors, unplugging electronics, and using natural light instead of light bulbs during the day. You can also check for tax credits available for energy-efficient appliances you already own.
You don’t even have to spend any money to make improvements to your home. Instead make lifestyle changes. If you can save a little money, you can make small improvements to your home that will still amount to savings. You can check out more great information about saving energy from the infographic below, originally syndicated by Griffith Energy Services.