Did you know that most homeowners spend over $1,000 on their electricity bill every year? This correlates to the release of around 10,000 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere for every homeowner, every year. But with the following projects, you could cut your electricity bill in half and make a real impact on reducing your energy consumption and slowing down climate change.
Install Energy Star Windows
Installing energy-efficient windows alone can save an average of $100-$600 per year on your energy bills. Most of a home’s heat escapes through the windows, and energy star windows do a great job at insulating a home. They also keep cool air in during the summer (even better with good blinds) and hot air in during the winter. What’s not to love?
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart heating can reduce your electricity bill by 10%. A smart thermostat learns your routine and only heats/cools your home when you need it.
Consider Energy Star Appliances
Appliances tend to waste a ton of energy. They’re always on and using electricity. Installing an energy efficient refrigerator, water heater, or even toaster cuts down electricity usage by 50%. These savings add up and can save around 5% of your total energy bill. As an extra bonus, there are many rebate programs to help offset the initial cost.
We waste so much energy in our homes. By being smarter about your living spaces, you can use half of the energy, cut your bill in half, and make a sizable impact against climate change.
Get started on your next energy-saving home project today.