Little changes can have a big impact on your energy consumption which means savings on your electric bill. The following tips are easy to implement and impactful!
• Trees: Not only is planting a tree good for the environment, it can help shade your home and keep it cool. Visit lcec.net for information on planting the right tree in the right place.
• Kitchen: Be aware when getting things in and out of the refrigerator since you lose one-third of cold air each time that door opens. If you don’t have an energy efficient fridge yet, invest in one soon! There are many affordable options that will help reduce your electric consumption!
• Laundry: Washing your clothes in hot water can be pricey depending on how many loads you do in a week and what time of day you do them. Consider washing your clothes in cold water to cut down on energy usage.
• Lights: Always turn off lights, ceiling fans, televisions or anything else that is plugged into the wall when not in use. Also, change out incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent. These light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb!
Simple steps mean savings! For more ways to reduce your energy usage, visit lcec.net.