Save Some Green
Making small changes to daily habits can add up to big savings.
Here's How To Start Saving on Utilities
Make the switch to LED lighting. LED bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent or CFL lighting. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000 bulb will last more than 11 years. Used 8 hours a day, it will last 17 years!
Use a Fan
Your central air conditioning system can account for 1/4 of your household energy use, even more in a desert climate. Ceiling fans use a fraction of the energy while lowering the humidity making you feel cooler.
Refrigerators, washing machines, dryers & AC systems have become increasingly more energy efficient. Investing in newer, more efficient appliances are good for the environment and great for your wallet.
Clean your lint filter regularly to increase drying efficiency and prevent possible fires. Resist the temptation to over stuff the dryer – this causes longer drying time and increased energy usage.
Switch to a tankless, on demand water heating system. Tankless heaters use less energy keeping 50-80 gallons of water heated and on the ready.Traditional water heaters can account of 15% of your home’s energy.
Low Flow Fixtures
An efficient showerhead not only reduces water use, but it also reduces the amount of heated water that’s wasted. Look for one that purges cold water when the water is turned on, and then restricts the flow once the water heats up.