5 Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

featureshot2Energy expenses in the home takes a big chunk of the total household expenses. For those of you with large families, its even worse. Solar energy is great but very expensive to set up. It may take years to even recover your investment. If I told you a few things you can do to bring down your cost, you might not believe it but actually it does work. Over 99% of those who read this article will likely not do anything about these tips. Nevertheless, here are a few things you can do at home to help conserve energy.

  • If you do not have a programmable thermostat, its time to get one. The cool thing about programmable thermostat is that it has an inbuilt artificial intelligence which allows you to control energy usage at home efficiently. If you have gone years without it, get one and it can make some difference in your bills.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs. Forget about the high voltage bulbs.
  • Make sure you have good windows that do not allow air to leak in or out of your home.
  • Buy appliances that have Energy Star labels on them. This indicates that the appliance is design to use less energy in achieving optimum results. For example some refrigerators are designed to go to sleep mode when left idle for a very long time.
  • Make sure your house is very well insulated. If you have an attic in the house, you need to check there first to seal off any unwanted air coming in or out of the building.

These few tips can help you conserve energy at home substantially.