According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills. Of that amount, a large portion of the energy is wasted. Making your home more energy efficient can be a big job, but with these quick tips, you can start cutting your energy bill down.

  • Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Plug home electronics into power strips, and turn the power strips off when not in use.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use. Not only will this save energy, it can also prolong the life of your computer.
  • Set your hot water heater to 120F. Water heating accounts for nearly 13 percent of home energy costs.
  • Always buy ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances. They’re up to 40 percent more efficient than appliances that aren’t qualified.
  • Replace standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
  • Use ceiling fans to keep your house cool, as opposed to lowering the thermostat.
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