Kahl Consultants Simple Home Energy Tips

Energy-Saving Secrets for Greener Living

With the globe fighting a hotter, more extreme climate, our energy demands have increased. Climate change is here, and everyone can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint by conserving energy.

How many of these sustainable home energy tips can you implement?

  1. Energy-Efficient Appliances - Choose appliances that are Energy Star certified. They meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Using less energy will also save on utility bills.
  2. LED bulbs - LED bulbs use WAY less energy than traditional bulbs. They’re also durable, so you save money in several ways.
  3. Programmable Thermostat - Save energy by automatically adjusting your home temperature to suit your schedule. Cut back on heating (as well as cooling) when you are away from home.
  4. Seal Air Leaks - Air leaks in your home cause your heating and cooling system to work harder. Fill a few gaps and you've already made a difference.
  5. Natural Light - Open curtains and blinds during the day to let in natural light. Cutting back on artificial energy-consuming lighting is also healthier for you.
  6. Turn off Electronics - Power strips with an ON/OFF button can tame "Energy Vampires" (electronics such as TVs, computers, and other items that consume energy even when not in use). Turn off those devices with one button. Or simply unplug when not in use.
  7. Clothesline - Healthier than using a dryer, hanging clothes out to dry saves money on utility bills. Your clothes will even last longer.

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