Friday, March 11, 2016

Quick Tips: 2 More Ways to Save Energy at Home

Yesterday, guest blogger AJ Earley gave us 8 great tips on how to save energy (and money) at home for under $100. Today, she adds 2 more ways that will save you money in the long run.

Additional Ways to Save Energy and Money

$20 - $60: Invest in a smart power strip. These come in all shapes and sizes, and are built to monitor and control the flow of power to your high-consumption devices. Even better, a single smart strip can save you anywhere from $10 - $20 monthly.

$35 - $100: Invest in a programmable thermostat [like the one above available at Target for $34.99]. This will allow you to set different temperatures during different times of day. If your home is empty when everyone is at school or work, you can adjust the thermostat by six to ten degree during that period and have it kick back to normal before everyone arrives home so you’re never uncomfortable. Most people actually sleep more comfortably with the temperature a few degrees cooler at night, as well. There are a number of models available for under $100, and can save you that much in heating and cooling costs in less than a year.

What ways do you save energy in your home?

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