There are various methods of decreasing the energy consumption in your home. Here we list the 3 most common ways to conserve energy, as well as save electricity in your home:
Buy energy efficient appliances
While buying energy efficient appliances, you ought to search for appliances that have the ENERGY STAR label, a federal guarantee that an appliance will use less energy during usage and while on standby than standard units. Energy savings vary based upon the specific appliance. For instance, ENERGY STAR certified washing machines use 25 percent less energy and 45 percent less water than traditional ones, whereby ENERGY STAR fridges only use 9 percent less energy.
Install a smart or programmable thermostat
A smart thermostat may automatically be programmed to switch off or decrease cooling and heating during those periods when you’re away or asleep. Once you have a smart thermostat installed, you’ll get rid of wasteful energy usage from cooling and heating without having to upgrade the HVAC system.
A smart thermostat, on average, may save $180/ year. A programmable thermostat comes in various models which may be programmed to fit your week-to-week routine. Other programmable thermostat features may involve indicators for HVAC system problems or when you should replace air filters, which additionally improves the efficiency of the HVAC system.
Make use of smart power strips
“Phantom loads,” or electricity utilized by electronics once they’re in standby mode or turned off, are a huge energy waste source. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that 75 percent of the energy utilized to power residential electronics is used when they’re switched off, which may cost you as much as $200/ year. Smart power strips, a.k.a. advanced power strips, get rid of the issue of phantom loads by turning the power to electronics off when they aren’t being used. A smart power strip might be set to switch off at an assigned time, through remote switches, within a time of inactivity, or based upon the status of “master” devices.
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