This year marks the 51st anniversary of the Earth Day holiday and the theme this year is “Restore Our Earth”. Earth day is a great opportunity to build habits to be more energy-efficient or to take small steps each day to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve energy and save money. Transworld Electric is sharing ways that you can reduce energy consumption and create more energy-efficient homes.
For more information on this growing movement, click below to visit the Earth Day website.
Since COVID-19, many people have transitioned to working more from home. Check out the How To Save Energy In Your Home Office blog where we shared ways you can save energy and keep your electrical bill under control while working from home.
Here are 4 energy-saving tips:
If you’re not using it turn it off.
This applies to any lighting, appliances, and electronics in your home or office. We recommend using a power strip so you can easily turn off multiple items at once.
Lighting accounts for about 15% of a typical residential utility bill. This can be drastically reduced by upgrading to energy-efficient halogen incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs.
Clean or change air filters.
A dirty filter will slow down airflow and make the system work 2-3x harder to keep you warm or cool. Changing out your filters monthly with help prevent this from happening.
Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting to about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.