Going green isn’t just good for the environment but can save you money as well and by turning down your heat when possible will help you go green easier.
Lowering your temperature control a few degrees can translate into noticeable savings on your energy bill.
You can save as low as 1% for every degree that you lower your temperature control for every 8 hours. Since dirty filters restrict airflow plus increase energy use, replacing your filter every 3 months can save you 5% of your heating cost. Lowering the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees should supply all the hot water you need while reducing your energy bill. This also will slow down the mineral buildup and corrosion in your water furnace and pipes. Insulating the hot water furnace along with the first 6 feet of hot and cold-water pipes will allow hot water to get to you faster meaning you will waste less water waiting for the tap to heat up, while also saving you money. Using the cold water setting more often instead of the warm or hot setting will make a difference in energy usage, while still getting your clothes clean. Showering accounts for 20% of household water usage, and installing low-flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets can decrease water consumption by 30% or more, reducing the need for your water heater and saving energy. Check for dripping faucets plus leaks,because one drop of water per hour doesn’t seem to be much but overtime it can add up to 3,000 gallons in a single year which is enough to take more than 175 showers. Taking these steps will help you go green this year, lowering your monthly energy bill, plus put more money in your pocket.