Did you know that 2 hours of work can end up saving you hundreds of dollars per year in energy and water savings? Yep - it can. In fact, most of the tips below only have to be done once and then you are done. You can end up saving thousands over your lifetime.
How? Glad you asked!
Here are just a few tips for saving energy in homes. This applies even if you rent your home.
2. Install a Water-Saving Shower Head - The first thing to do is check the current rate of your existing shower head. Simply time how long it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. If it takes 1.8 minutes to fill the bucket, you are wasting water. 5 gal / 1.8 min = 2.8 gal/min. Ideal rates are a max of 2 gal/min. Check out www.watersmartparts.com for a water saving shower head.
3. Clean your furnace filter - This is one is so easy to overlook because you don't see it during your daily routine. However, having a clean filter will make your furnace AND air conditioner more efficient. New filters are around $5 and will start saving you money immediately. Just get it done.