With so many of us feeling a financial pinch, implementing energy savings techniques around our homes just makes sense.
Let’s face it, few of us are in a position to increase our incomes, or if we can usually not by very much, therefore we need to find a way to save money. The good news is that you can start today and you can start at home.
There are dozens of simple, cheap, and even free, things you can do right now that can make your home more energy efficient.
A few of the things that you can do to save energy around your home are: replace burnt out light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, cook foods at the lowest temperature possible, turn off all lights and appliances when you leave a room, keep your computer on energy saving mode when not in use.
This very simple list isn’t going to save you thousands of dollars a year, but each one of these things is easy to do and will save you money so what have you got to lose?
If you want to make a bigger dent on your utility bill there are other things that may cost some money and/or take some effort but they can pay off big by reducing your electric bill significantly.
One of the most powerful ways to save your money and even possibly increase your income is installing a home wind turbine for your home. You can get these kits for under $300.00. You can even store the excess electricty you create with your wind power generator and sale it back to your electric company.
These things are upgrading your windows and doors, you may even be eligible for a tax credit, adding insulation to your attic, upgrading to energy efficient appliances, replacing your furnace if it’s more than 10 years old.
While these things are going to cost quite a bit of money, and it will take longer to recoup your investment, they will pay off by helping you keep your utility bill lower for years to come.
The bottom line is that you can save money by using one of more of these energy savings strategies right now. Some are cheaper and easier than others, but they will all work to cut back on your expenses.