If you wish to save the earth, then simply start saving energy in your home by following the top energy-saving tips.
Check the fans
Switch the ceiling fan in counter-clockwise and clockwise directions in summer and winters respectively.
Explore Ac’s secrets
Give AC tune-up and install a programmable thermostat.
Close exterior windows and doors tightly. Block sunlight via drapes, blinds and shades in summer.
Insulate the walls. Repair leaking ducts and check household leakages i.e. fireplace dampers. Shut unused air vents.
Follow right heating measures
Cover bare floors with rugs or carpets. Limit portable heaters. Heat home via sunrays.
Beware of thermostat
Lower the thermostat temperature to minimum, preferably close to the temperature outside.
Be more conscious of your bulbs
Buy bulbs at lower price. Replace standard and halogen bulbs with CFL or Compact fluorescent light bulbs. Adopt motion-detector lights for outdoors.
Must do’s for appliances
Use microwaves to warm leftovers. Set the refrigerator temperature and repair its door seals. Keep freezer full. Select energy efficient appliances. Set dishwasher to economy mode.
Saving tips in cooking
Grill more often. Utilize copper-bottomed vessels. Go for tight-fitting covers for your pans and pots. Match the size of your pot to the burner size.
Save on water heating
Always try to wash with cold water. Install a timer on the water heater. Insulate the cold and hot water pipes.
Additional measures for you
Go for a solar water heater. Ensure to on fully-loaded washing machine. Shorten showers and install aerating shower heads.
Saving energy via electronics
Plug them into power strips. Opt a laptop and set a computer to hibernate or sleep mode. Unplug battery chargers when unused.
Energy stars save energy
Opt for television systems that are Energy Star qualified.
Choosing energy efficient windows
Install certified high performance windows and eliminate the hot spots.
Reduce AC strain via reflective coating. Choose reflective roofs with the Energy Star label.
All these tips are bound to make a great saving on your energy bills.
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