There are many common, everyday ways that we can save energy in the home, and many of the, like using fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent, are common knowledge. There are many hidden ways that we can make our homes more energy-efficient that will also increase the comfort level in our homes. Some of these fixes may cost money to implement, but they are a smart investment that will save you money over time.
1. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, invest in one. They not only circulate the air and add to your comfort, they also use less energy and will allow you to keep you ac or heating system on a lower setting. However, many people don’t have them set properly; for maximum efficiency, set it to turn counter-clockwise in warm weather an clockwise during the cold season. Read more»