Saving Energy at Home
Whether you rent or own, making your home more energy efficient is always a smart move. Energy Hogs hide throughout an average house and getting rid of them makes your home more comfortable and saves you money.
For students we have a home energy scavenger hunt they can use to bust energy hogs: download here.
For adults please visit the saving energy at home section at Living efficiently.org.
1. Replace old incandescent lights bulbs with CFLs
2. Save water (and energy) by taking short showers rather than baths
3. Run dishwashers only when full
4. Use cold water options for doing laundry
5. Check insulation in attics, basements, and crawl spaces and refill where necessary
6. Replace old or missing weather-stripping under windows and doors
7. Turn off lights, computers, TVs, and gaming systems when finished
8. Save water (and energy) by turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth or washing dishes by hand
9. Repair all leaky faucets–even one drop per second can add up to hundreds of dollars per year
10. Always replace old appliances with Energy Star rated new ones