In the new year, why not make a dedication to stop wasting energy while getting eco friendly and saving money on your energy expenses at the same time? There are plenty of ways to save energy, whether you are at home, at work, or running around town. Check out some stellar resolutions that will keep you on track when it comes to being energy efficient in the new year.
One day a week…You can do it!
If you are interested in an easy way to save energy and lots of money at the same time, commute to work or start a car pool. Not only can you use the commuter lanes, you’ll be saving a ton of gas in the long run. If you don’t know anyone who’s going your way, consider taking the bus, train or riding your bike. This is a lifestyle change that can be hard for some people to commit to completely, so start small. Even riding your bike or taking public transportation once a week can make a significant difference to the environment and your wallet, particularly if you keep it up.
Dial Down the Thermostat
Let’s face it; in the winter we all like to be warm and toasty, in the summer we like to be cool and comfortable. However, we can all also agree that there is nothing to be gained from heating or cooling a house while you are not in it. This is where using a programmable thermostat like the Nest Learning Thermostat can be a huge energy saver. A programmable thermostat adjusts your home’s temperature settings during times when you’re not there, and then brings it to a comfortable level shortly before you come home. This can save you hundreds of dollars in power bills and gas.
Soap, Scrub, Rinse, Repeat…but just once.
Showers can waste just as much water as baths unless you are careful, so time yourself in the shower. One way to regulate how much time you are spending in the shower is to use a clock, like the Aquatime Rope Clock and set it up in the bathroom. Some can be mounted directly to the wall, while others clip to the showerhead or to other shower hardware. You’ll save lot’s of water, but most importantly you’ll save all of that energy required to keep that hot water flowing from your water heater.
It’s simple to save energy and reduce your energy expenses. You can make some small changes, that can add up to huge savings in the long run. There’s no better time to get started, than now.