Easy Energy Savers – On the House

Easy Energy Savers

By on July 28, 2014
energy efficiency

The halfway point of winter can be the coldest day ever (81 below zero) back in 1947. Today you’ll learn it’s also a good day to start saving energy with four easy projects that really pay off!

First, install a programmable thermostat (average cost $50.) It installs in just one hour and it saves up to $50 every winter thereafter. Next, switch to compact fluorescent bulbs (average cost $5.) Replace your four most used incandescent bulbs and save about $25 annually.

Also try installing low-flow shower heads for only about $20 apiece. Each one saves $40 a year if you have a gas water heater and $80 if you have an electric. Finally, caulk and weatherstrip your windows and doors for only about $10 in material. You can comfortably shave up to $50 off your annual heating bill. Let’s see…spend under $200 and a few hours to save more than that every year? Why not?

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