So How to save money on energy bills?
The following are five easy ways to significantly reduce the costs of keeping your electronics powered and your home comfortable:
1- Switch to CFLs
Phone chargers continue to suck energy from outlets even if a phone is not plugged in. Anytime a phone’s charger is not in use, unplug it from the wall. Encourage every member of the household to do so as well. The result save you money on your energy bill without reduced energy use.
4-Perform a Computer Monitor Audit
Go to every computer display in the house and set the brightness to the lowest usable setting. In addition, make sure the screen saver is activated and sleep occurs at reasonable times after use comes to a stop. Bright monitors that sit there unchanged for hours will be pulling enormous amounts of power out of your wires. Reduce this to reduce energy costs.
5- Paint Your Roof White
While the hardest and most costly of energy reducing measures, turning existing roofs into cool roofs is still relatively easy and relatively cheap. For $500 worth of paint and supplies you can paint your flat roof white to reflect the sun’s rays which otherwise beat down mercilessly onto the ceiling of your top floor, driving the temperature up by as much as 20 degrees. By doing so you help keep the sun’s heat out of your building, demanding less from your A/C in the process.
There are costly ways to save money on your energy use over time. But don’t pass up the cheap and easy solutions first. After all, isn’t it savings you’re after in the first place?