We are lucky to live in an age of virtually uninterrupted power supply. We wake up each day fully knowing that the lights will switch on and that our appliances will work. Power has become a permanent and an important part of our daily lives. However, did you know that our sources of power are dwindling? Yes, power shortages can and are happening. That is why we should do our part to conserve energy whenever we can. These eight tips can help get you started on home energy conservation.
1. Use Energy Star appliances
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When you are buying or upgrading appliances make sure to look for the Energy Star logo. While Energy Star qualified appliances are initially expensive, you will be saving more money in the long run. These appliances are environmentally-friendly and are energy and cost efficient.
2. Insulate your home
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A properly insulated home will consume less energy than one that is not. Insulate your home to keep the temperature throughout your home consistent. Your air conditioner and heater will have to work less because the walls, floors, and ceilings trap in the cool or warm air better.
3. Check for gaps and cracks
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You should check for gaps around doors and windows. Also check other parts of your home for holes or cracks where cool or warm air could escape. Seal these holes and gaps to prevent air from escaping.