Saving Energy on All Seasons [Infographic]

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Most homeowners know that saving energy is a great way to save money, however not many know all the secrets to it. Incorporating energy-saving habits into your routine can not only help your wallet but also be great for the environment since it reduces air and water pollution. 

Here are some home energy-saving tips that you can add to your routine:

1. Keep Your Fridge Stocked

Keep your fridge stocked since they are more efficient when they are full and it can be a waste of energy to cool it when empty by overworking the motor. 

2. Defrost Your Freezer

Make sure to defrost your fridge regularly, since ice can obscure your freezer’s temperature sensors and make it work hard to cool. 

3. Use Dishwasher

You might think that dishwashers waste a lot of water and energy, however, it’s actually the opposite. Using an energy-efficient dishwasher and letting it air dry can be better than washing your dishes with running hot water. 

4. Don’t Charge Devices Overnight

A lot of us are guilty of putting all our gadgets to charge while we sleep. Since most devices only require a few hours to charge, there is no need to keep them plugged in all night

5. Use Smart Plugs

Technology has been helpful for saving energy as well. Smart plugs and power strips allow you to control your power usage through an app and turn off outlets to prevent wasting energy. 

6. Install Low Flow Showerhead

Hot showers can be great and therapeutic, but can also waste a significant amount of energy. Installing a low-flow showerhead will require less heat to operate and save you energy and water. 

7. Air dry Clothes

Adding a drying rack to your laundry room can also help you save energy and prolong the life of your fabrics. During warmer times for the year, hang your clothes out to dry, and tumble dry them on low heat during colder months. 

8. Only Wash Full Loads

Planning your laundry loads to wash full loads can also be beneficial to save energy. When washing a full load of laundry you help your machine perform better and you cut down on the number of times you do laundry. 

9. Opt for Efficient Electronics

There are many smart and efficient electronics in the market today. Opting for those will help save you energy at home as well. 

10. Upgrade HVAC System

If your budget allows, upgrade your HVAC system. Upgrading it can cost you some money upfront but help you save money on your energy bills since newer HVAC systems are more energy-efficient. 

Do you want to learn more about how you can save money on your energy bill throughout the whole year? Check out HomeAdvisor’s infographic below for some more home energy-saving tips for every season:


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7 thoughts on “Saving Energy on All Seasons [Infographic]”

  1. These tips are really very helpful. Thank you for posting this.
    Here are some more tips on how to save energy: 1. Use sunlight to heat the house – open the curtains during the day. And, conversely, close the curtains in hot weather so that you don’t need to turn on the air conditioner. 2. Update windows and doors if yours are old and have cracks. This is an expensive investment, but it will pay off by reducing your heating costs. 3. Don’t neglect insulation. Insulate the attic. Insulate the outer pipes. It could help reduce heat loss by 25 to 45%!
    I hope they were useful to you, too.

  2. Thanks for reminding us that it’s better not to charge devices overnight. Basically, it’s important to unplug the electrical appliance whenever they are not in use because they still consume energy even if they are in “off-mode”. By doing this, you can save 37% of the energy consumed.

  3. I see you’re suggesting investing in energy-efficient features – that’s great. While electrical appliances may be a little expensive to replace and install, you should consider second-hand appliances with an Energy Star rating. This way you are saving yourself money and giving perfect good appliances a new life.

  4. As for savings in bathroom, you may also want to take shorter showers. According to the EPA, the average shower lasts about eight minutes and the average showerhead uses 2.1 gallons of water per minute. By cutting a couple of minutes from your daily shower, you can save more than four gallons per use.
    Also, we recommend turning off the showerhead while washing your hair and lathering your body to easily conserve water.

  5. Thank you for sharing! Pipes and conserving energy also go hand in hand. While they aren’t usually the first thing a homeowner thinks about when it comes to saving energy costs, pipes can be a big drain. Insulating pipes, using the right pipe material, and keeping pipes in good repair reduces energy waste and utility bills.
    The key to saving energy is to use the right kind of piping material for each plumbing job in the home: for cold water jobs, hot water jobs and outdoor jobs.

  6. To upgrade your HVAC system, pay attention to air conditioners with a SEER rating. A higher SEER rating provides greater energy efficiency. Furnaces are rated by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratio. The higher the AFUE rating, the lower your fuel costs.


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