Energy costs are going up, and it gets harder and harder to pay the high energy costs. It is not difficult, though, to save energy. There are a few simple things that you can do to save energy, and cut your energy bill every month. Make sure that your appliances are clean and well maintained. Your refrigerator, for example, will use more energy when the coils are dirty. Clean coils allow the air to flow more freely, making your refrigerator more efficient. You can also save energy by cleaning or replacing your furnace and air conditioner filters.
Seal up drafts. Check around your doors and windows, and note where there are drafts. If you have large gaps around the door or window frame, you can find foam at your local home improvement store to help seal the gaps. You can find seals to go at the bottom of the door to seal gaps and prevent heat loss in the winter, and to keep the cold air in the summer.
Unplug any unnecessary appliances and electrical devices when they are not in use. Many appliances use electricity even when they are not on. Unplugging them when they are not being used will save energy.
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to lower your energy bills. Just take a look around your house. What can you do to make your appliances more efficient? What does not need to be plugged in? Where is heat escaping? Just making these simple changes will help you to save energy.