November 4, 2020 | by: aprilzwicker

Easy Ways to Save Energy!

We’re all looking for ways to save money on our electric bills, and make a greener earth. Here are some easy way to save energy:

When cooking; use the lid to pots & pans. It can reduce energy consumption by 14%.

Use your microwave to reheat leftovers (vs the stove). Microwaves use 50% less energy.
Install dimmer switches for overhead lights; they’ll reduce energy use, and extend lightbulb life.

Lower your thermostat when you’re away. ‘Smart’ thermostats allow you to do this daily.
-18°C is the magic efficiency setting for your freezer. You don’t need it any colder.
Clean your dryer exhaust vent. You can use a vacuum to suck out all the lint that builds up.

Wrap your hot water tank with an electric water heater blanket. This will reduce heat loss by 40%.
Make sure outdoor lights use motion sensors as it’s easy to leave them on by mistake.
Weather-strip your doors and windows. It’s an easy way to insulate your home and save on energy.
Invest in energy-efficient appliances. Energy Star appliances use a lot less energy.