Everyone wants to lower energy costs. But it’s not always so simple. What if you could make changes that not only kept you comfortable, but added up to real savings on your energy bills?
It’s possible! There are simple, free things that you can do that will save you money immediately. Did you know that something as simple as keeping closet doors closed can save you $50 a year? Unplugging electronics that you rarely use can save you another $100 a year.
One of the quickest and easiest changes you can make is your lighting. Using an Energy Star LED lightbulb in place of a traditional incandescent lightbulb will save you almost $4 a year – per bulb. Although Energy Star LED bulbs may costs a little more up front, they last 50 times as long as an incandescent bulb, so you’ll more than recoup your money over time.
Energy Star appliances, although more expensive than non-Energy Star appliances, will also save you money over time. Energy Star appliances can save you 20-30% on your energy costs and can make you eligible for tax rebates and utility credits.
In the following infographic published by Griffith Energy Services, you will learn that there are more home energy efficiency ideas that involve making just a few personal changes that either don’t cost anything or cost very little, but can help you save significant money in the long run.