Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

American HouseWho doesn’t want to save money? What if you could save money while also helping the environment? Seems like a win-win, right? Well, there are a lot of ways that you can save money at home while also helping to save the environment. Take time to browse through these different tactics and find one that you can start instituting in your home.

  1. Get appliances that are “green”. Finally getting rid of that old refrigerator and replacing it with an energy efficient refrigerator can save you up to $150 a year in energy costs. Start look at replacing the appliances in your home that are more than ten years old. This way, you can be sure that everything that is running in your home is not going to cost you an excessive amount of money.
  2. Keep your thermostat in check. Although it can get too warm and too cold outside, you should make sure that you adjust your temperature within reason inside of your home. During the summer, keep some ice water with you in your house. During the winter, make sure that you have some blankets and sweats with you to keep yourself cozy.
  3. Minimize your water consumption. Install an aerator on your faucets and you may be able to cut your water consumption by as much as 50% in a year. Install low-flow toilets to ensure that you are not washing away more water than is necessary each time someone flushes the toilet.

Although these changes require some effort, time, and money up front, the repercussions are positive. You will be able to save money and save energy for years to come.