By Bill Poulos, Managing Director
Energy Edge Solutions Coporation
In our current world economy, we are all trying to find ways to lower our monthly bills. All of us want to learn how to spend less money on food, ways to lower our transportation costs, and ways to lower our utility bills. We all would like to reduce the amount of money we pay for electricity and other energy sources. There are many things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home, and save money in the process.
Turn out your lights when you are not home. When you leave the house, leave on as few lights as possible. For safety reasons, lots of people like to leave on a light or two, but make sure that you do this only when it is absolutely necessary.
Make sure your house is properly insulated. This will help the house to maintain higher temperatures and reduce the amount of heat energy necessary during the winter.
If your computer or other appliances have an energy-saving mode, make sure that you choose this setting.
Unplug your cell-phone charger when you are not using it. If you leave it plugged in while it is not charging anything, you are wasting electricity.
Install fluorescent light bulbs. They use much less energy than traditional light bulbs. Also, make sure that your house has windows and skylights that allow you to optimize your use of daylight.
Limit the number of electrical devices you are using at once. If you have the television on, turn off the computer. If you are listening to the radio, make sure the television is not on. This is good for peace of mind as well as cutting costs.
These are just a few ways that you can save energy. You also might consider having an energy efficiency expert evaluate your home to figure out other ways you could cut down on your energy use. This will benefit the environment and your budget!