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Lower Your Bill With These 7 Energy Saving Tips

Cody & Tara McCarthy

The House Addicts team is committed to creating an unparalleled real estate experience for each and every client we serve, leaving everyone saying "WO...

The House Addicts team is committed to creating an unparalleled real estate experience for each and every client we serve, leaving everyone saying "WO...

Sep 27 2 minutes read

The typical US family spends AT LEAST $2,200 per year on energy bills. Here are our top 7 tips for saving energy!


Turn Up The Thermostat

This one may sound obvious but it’s definitely the most simple way to use less power. Turn the thermostat up as high as you can to still be comfortable, especially if you leave town for vacation. If you have a smart thermostat, you can even control it remotely. 



Stay Smart With Your Appliances

Be sure to keep the fridge doors shut and allow hot items to cool to room temperature before placing them inside. We also know using the oven can certainly make your house feel like one, but by using a microwave instead (for certain dishes) you can heat your food without heating your entire home, or outdoor grilling!


Block Out Sun Rays

Keep curtains, blinds and shades closed in order to keep the hot sun rays out of your home. Even your landscaping can be a strategic way to keep the sun away if you have trees planted on the south and west sides of your property.


Consider LED Lighting

After you’ve blocked out the sun, you might find yourself using more lights in your home. Be cautious which lights you use because incandescent bulbs actually turn 90% of the energy they use into heat. Switching to LED bulbs can be a great way to save energy since they produce only half as much heat as incandescent ones. They also use 75% less energy and last 50 times longer than traditional ones.


Let The Wind Blow

Window, ceiling and whole-house fans are low-cost ways to stay comfortable and keep air circulating when you turn the thermostat up


Solar Power Your Laundry

(Weather permitting) Skip the dryer and opt for an outdoor clothesline. Free energy from the sun is the best kind of energy! If you still need to run the dryer, it’s best to do it at night after the sun has set. Additionally, wash your clothes in cold water and be sure to clean the lint filter after every use.



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