Fall temperatures may not have hit Texas yet, but before you know it, we will be feeling the cool, crisp autumn air. Looking for easy and free ways to save energy in your home? The change of seasons is a great time to reassess your energy saving techniques. These tips will help you save money, without spending a dime!
1. Remove lint from your tumble dryer.
Not only is this a safety precaution, but it will reduce the time it takes to dry your clothes. Also, throwing in a clean, dry tennis ball will help dry clothes faster! The ball will circulate air between your laundry.
2. Consider taking a shower over a bath.
The average bath uses up to 4x as much water and power as a shower. This will reduce the overall cost of your water heating bill!
3. Keep the lid on pots and pans while cooking to lessen cooking time.
Keeping your pasta covered while it is on the stove will seal in the heat, thus making the pasta cook faster, which requires less energy!
4. Have leftovers? Reheat them in your microwave.
Cooking with a microwave instead of a stove or oven can help save you money. Microwaves can use up to 80% less energy than conventional ovens. Also, by cooking your food in the microwave, will help keep your kitchen cool (saving you money on A/C).
5. Make sure to close your fireplace damper.
You may not realize it is open, but an open fireplace damper can be causing unwanted cool or hot air to sneak into your home! Also, don’t forget to seal the damper when it is not in use.
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