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Reduce Your Utility Bill by Implementing These Four Energy-Saving Techniques

According to ENERGY STAR, the average energy cost for a typical single family house in the United States is $2,060. Heating and cooling together account for a sizable amount of this statistic, but electronics, water heating, lights, and appliances also factor in.

Numerous factors influence the cost of utilities in your household. And, while some of these are out of your control, others are directly related to elements under your control, such as your home’s energy efficiency, its size, and your household’s resource use.

Are you want to reduce your energy bills while also contributing to environmental stewardship? Continue reading for a compilation of four money-saving strategies.

Invest In—and Use—Smart Appliances

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Smart appliances are gadgets that communicate with smartphones and tablets to enhance control, convenience, efficiency, and data exchange. For instance, thermostats can be programmed to maintain a certain temperature in your home while you are gone. Apart from increasing your home’s water and energy efficiency, smart appliances may also help make it safer and more comfortable.

IGS is proposed Energy consumption of intelligent appliances such as washers and dryers, dishwashers, ovens and microwaves, security cameras, coffee makers, televisions, refrigerators, door locks, lighting, and thermostats “Smart appliances enable you to perform routine duties ‘in the background’ while you attend to more pressing matters.” Purchasing smart appliances is, of course, only half of the savings equation. Additionally, you must commit to employing them.

However, even if you are unable to convert to smart appliances at the moment, you may save money by modifying your own behaviors – for free. Not only do you run washers and dishwashers less frequently when they are fully loaded, but they are also built to function more efficiently when fully loaded. Cleaning your appliances on a regular basis, cooking with the oven door closed, and avoiding standing in front of an open refrigerator are all little, basic behavioral changes that add up.

Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs With LED Bulbs

It is not necessary to make drastic adjustments to make a difference. Indeed, the average home may save about $1,000 over the course of a decade simply by replacing incandescent and halogen light bulbs with LEDs. “LED light bulbs are high-quality, last longer, and ultimately save money,” says Mel Hall-Crawford, the Consumer Federation of America‘s director of energy initiatives and special projects (CFA).

Additionally, these are not your grandmother’s LEDs. LED technology has advanced significantly over the years, and currently comprises bulbs in a variety of hues of white and daylight, as well as dimmable and omnidirectional variants.

Program Your Thermostat

While smart thermostats provide unparalleled convenience, you do not need one to save money. Additionally, installing an energy-efficient programmable thermostat might help you save money on your power expenses.

According to, you may save up to 10% on heating and cooling costs each year simply by configuring your thermostat for winter and summer. Additionally, this method enables you to effortlessly maintain comfortable temperatures when at home and reduce your energy use while away from home or sleeping.

Upgrade Your Windows and Window Treatments

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While replacing windows is an investment, it is one that is well worth it. If you have older windows in your home, they could be costing you hundreds of dollars per year in additional heating and cooling expenditures. Indeed, the US Department of Energy reports that upgrading to energy-efficient windows can save you up to 15% on your household energy expenses – up to $500 per year, depending on your location. Isn’t that an incidental benefit? Additionally, new windows might help to make your home more peaceful.

Energy efficient windows may incorporate a variety of advantageous features, including double and triple panes of glass, insulating window frame materials, spacers that restrict heat transfer and condensation, and the use of low emissivity — or “low-E” — glass.

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