Home Energy Saving Tips And Ideas

Ten tips and ideas that will help you save energy in your home.

You waste energy in your home without even knowing you're doing it. Here are a few tips to help you save energy and reduce your utility bills.

Never boil water in an open pot. Water boils faster in a covered pot and uses less energy.

Clean refrigerator coils regularly. When these become clogged the refrigerator works harder to keep your food cold.

Baking with ceramic or glass pans will allow you to lower cooking temperatures by 25 degrees.

You'll have a jump start on getting to the cleaning temperature, if you clean your self-cleaning oven right after you've baked something.

Don't defrost food in the microwave. If you plan ahead and put the food in the refrigerator to defrost, it doesn't cost a thing.



Let your dishes air dry instead of using the dishwasher's drying cycle. If your dishwasher doesn't have an air dry cycle, turn your dishwasher off.

You might think using a dishwasher uses more energy than washing by hand, however a dishwasher uses less water than washing by hand.

Wrapping everything you store in the refrigerator will reduce moisture and stop the condensor from overworking.

Lowering your water heater's temperature to 120 degrees will lower your bills and the change in temperature is barely noticable.

Use only one higher watt bulb in those fixtures that have a multiple bulb set up. You'll see just as well and save energy at the same time.

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