A lot of homeowners know the basics of living green: recycle, don’t litter, etc. But what if we told you that you can keep your electricity green with simple, everyday habits that don’t cost any money?
In today’s world, sustainability is king. While it’s definitely not necessary to go off the grid and live off the land, there are some simple things you can do to conserve energy (and also money) in your home.
Read on if you want to find out innovative ways to keep your energy consumption low and your carbon footprint even lower.
Turn out the light.
This may seem like common sense, but it bears repeating: the simple act of turning the lights off when you leave a room can lead to both energy conservation and lower energy bills!
There’s no need to keep every room in your home lit at all times, especially if you live alone. So, flip the switch when you leave a room and take comfort in knowing that this is all it takes to lower your carbon footprint.
Unplug things you’re not using.
Did you know that a plugged in appliance is still using electricity? These appliances are called “energy vampires.” They suck the life out of your electricity even when you think you are doing your best to save it.
Use this simple rule to keep your energy bills low. If you are not using it, make sure to unplug it. Remember, small gains can make a big difference. It’s time to show those energy-sucking vampires who’s boss and save both power and your hard-earned money!
Take care of your fridge.
Ah, the refrigerator—both a loyal companion and your worst enemy. Not many people know that your fridge can be an energy vampire, too. Because it keeps your food cold all day, every day, this appliance is responsible for a lot of the energy consumption in your home.
To stop this energy thief in its tracks, keep the temperature set at the recommended level, and avoid leaving the door open for too long. You should also give it a regular decluttering session; the more packed your fridge is, the harder it has to work, and the more money it drains from your wallet. By finding balance with your fridge, you’ll be cooling your food while chilling out on your electricity bill.
Embrace sustainability with Yoder Electric!
Lowering your electricity consumption doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With a few clever strategies, you can become a master of energy conservation.
By embracing these three easy practices, you’ll not only lower your electricity bills but also make a positive impact on the environment. Contact us today to learn more about how Yoder Electric can make your energy system eco-friendly!