When dimmers set the mood in a room, they also reduce the energy used. Look for areas around your home that might benefit from dimmed lighting, such as living rooms, dining rooms or kitchens. Combine with dimmable LEDs for additional savings.
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They use up to 90% less energy and last 35-50 times longer than incandescent lighting. And ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs come with a minimum three-year warranty.
Whether leaving the house for a few hours or a few days, there is no better method for reducing costs for heating and/or cooling than simply shutting the system off.
The new system will reduce water consumption and pressure requirements. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of providing water to trees, crops, gardens and landscapes.
Using fans and windows to keep your space at a comfortable temperature saves energy. Use fans during the summer to create a wind-chill effect that will make your space more comfortable.
Dirty filters restrict the airflow of your heating and cooling system, making your system run more often which increases energy consumption and wear and tear on your system.
This is a good option if you have some flexibility about when you use electricity. With this rate, you can save money by lowering your usage during afternoons and early evenings and shift usage of appliances (e.g., washers and dishwashers) to nights and weekends.
Blocked supply and return vents cause heating and cooling systems to work longer - wasting heating, cooling and fan energy. Regularly inspect air supply and return vents for any obstructions.
By leaving the water running, enormous amounts of (often heated) water simply run down the drain, wasting both energy and water.
Significant amounts of warmth in winter and coolness in summer escape up the chimney. A fireplace insert will dramatically reduce these losses. Hire a chimney maintenance or weatherization vendor to install fireplace inserts. Keep your damper closed unless a fire is burning to prevent up to 8% of heated air from going up the chimney.