It's, well, illuminating to scan a list like this and realize that little changes in your home can add up to big dents in your power bills.
For example, only run your dishwasher with a full load. Clean your dryer's lint trap every time you use it. Keep your fridge full. And we understand you want to check on those muffins, but opening up your oven unnecessarily during baking will extend the amount of time it needs to be working for you (and did you know that flat bottomed pots and pans are superior for energy efficiency?)...
Reduce Electricity Used by Electronics and Appliances
Wash Up Wisely
Using less hot water conserves energy. Newer appliances are made to be more efficient than they used to be, but there are still several ways you can cut down on energy use.
Make Your Swimming Pool More Efficient
Your swimming pool can consume a lot of energy. Here are some things to try.
When we cook, we usually think about the meal ahead, not about saving energy. Next time you prepare dinner, keep these pointers in mind.
Get the Most from the Refrigerator
Refrigerators use a significant amount of energy, almost constantly, to cool and freeze your food. There are some things you can do, however, to reduce your costs.
Now, imagine if everyone on the block followed these energy tips. And then it spread to the entire neighborhood, then your whole town...! We urge you to share this list with your friends and family. You can sign up for more tips on how to keep your home optimized in every season at homeminders.com/gnfree. Growers and Nomads readers get a two-year free subscription!