AROUND YOUR HOUSE
- Seal up any air leaks or cracks around windows and doors. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 30 percent annually on your bills.
- Unplug all of your electronic chargers after the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Most chargers draw power continuously, even when a computer or device is not plugged into the charger.
- Ceiling fans can make you more comfortable after you set your thermostat higher, but turn them off when no one’s in the room.
- In order to reduce the amount of sun coming into your home, consider adding shades, blinds or window tinting.
- Wipe off or carefully vacuum the bottom of your refrigerator and your freezer coils (usually located in the back of your refrigerator). Make sure there’s nothing obstructing the coils. Coils need air space to work properly.