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Ways to Use Less Energy in Your Home.

The current state of the economy is not friendly, there is increased cost of living and scares resources, it is for this reason that people are finding all ways possible to reduce the amount of money they are spending. The amount of money that people pay on electricity and other forms of energy is what most people are striving to cut down. There has been so much emphasis on the ways of saving energy in the world today. This is due to the scares resources to accommodate the increasing number of people. Many at times at home, we waste energy by misusing it but we are always ignorant of our actions and we don’t recognize our inefficiencies. This leads to the increasing amount of money we spend on our electricity and gas bills. There is an increase in the cost of living and therefore we need to embrace techniques that will help us reduce the amount of money we spend on bills. There are different ways in which we can reduce the amount of energy we consume in our homes as well as saving money.

The most important thing to do is to familiarize yourself with your energy level consumption in your home. You should know the amount of energy that is being consumed in your home at a certain period of time. From this, get down to knowing the kinds of appliances that consumes much energy and the reason behind it. Appliances in your home could be consuming much energy because they are malfunctioning, not maintained or because they are not designed to save energy. This is a way that will help you identify ways to reducing the energy that is being used by the same devices. Replace these appliances with those that are designed to save energy, for example, using LCD and CRT monitors. For example, regularly clean and maintain your air conditioner filter to make sure that it consumes less energy. Another common machine that consumes more electricity due to inefficiencies in the fridge. Make sure that the fridge is closed well and the seal at its door is tight without any gaps that could let air in. Ensure that the temperature of the fridge is standard; not too high or low.

Use windows, doors and skylights that are energy savers so as to regulate proper cooling, heating and lighting costs in your home. Replace your bulbs used for lighting with those that are designed to save energy. Examples of this kind of bulbs are the LED light bulbs.

You do not pay for the sun to shine, you only need a solar panel to harness the energy and then transform it to be used to run appliances and lighting in the house. Insulation is important in your house to ensure that your house doesn’t lose heat especially during winter.