No-cost energy saving ideas

No-cost energy saving ideas

There are many ways you can save energy without spending any money! Start saving now by implementing these tips:

No-cost energy saving ideas
  1. Set your water heater temperature no higher than 120 degrees.
  2. Limit your shower length to 5-7 minutes.
  3. Take the guard off your refrigerator base and clean the dust and debris.
  4. Set the refrigerator temperature to 34-37 degrees and freezer to 0-5.
  5. Unplug unused refrigerators and freezers. Better yet, recycle them!
  6. Use the air-dry cycle instead of heat-dry on your dishwasher.
  7. Use cold water when washing clothes.
  8. Make sure vents are not blocked by furniture or drapes.
  9. Only do full laundry and dishwasher loads.
  10. Consider using a "solar-powered" clothes dryer : a clothes line
  11. Make sure the outdoor dryer exhaust door closes when the dryer is off.
  12. Make sure the dryer vent hose is tightly connected to dryer and wall.
  13. Ensure your outdoor heat pump/air conditioner unit is kept clean.
  14. Turn computers, electronics and any other energy-using device off when they are not in use. Better yet, unplug them if possible.
  15. Set your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and 68 in the winter.
  16.  Keep windows closed and locked when heating or cooling your home.
  17. Close fireplace dampers when not burning a fire. Remember to open them before starting a fire.
  18. Open your shades during winter days to catch free solar heat, and close them on winter nights to keep heat in.
  19. Keep your garage door down. A garage that is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer will save energy.
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