4 Ways to Reduce Home Energy Costs

There are a number of ways that you could potentially reduce home energy costs. Here are some of the best ways to lower your utility bills at home.

1. Thermostat

If you do not spend all day in your house, you should consider programming the thermostat to change temperatures while you are away. If you are gone for eight hours of the day, you do not necessarily need the heater or air conditioner running for that amount of time. By programming your thermostat, you could potentially save a lot of energy throughout the course of the year.

2. Appliances

Another way that you can save money on energy costs is to purchase energy-efficient appliances. Buying Energy Star appliances can significantly reduce the amount of electricity that is utilized by your appliances.

3. Seal Up

Much of the heating and cooling that is produced by your system, ends up finding its way outside. In order to prevent this, you should consider sealing up any cracks or you can find around the outside of windows or doors. Take a tube of caulk and apply it around the perimeter of your windows and doors. 

4. Light Bulbs

You should also consider changing your incandescent light bulbs to CFL's. This will limit the amount of time that you have to change the light bulbs and significantly lower the amount of electricity that is needed to light a room.

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