Energy Efficiency

Tips to Boost Energy Efficiency at Home

Taking steps to make your home more energy-efficient helps create a healthier home for you and helps the environment. These steps could include things such as fixing leaky taps, washing clothes in cold water, air-drying clothing, installing sensors and dimmers to reduce indoor lighting costs and use less energy, walking or biking rather than driving, changing lightbulbs to LED, or using natural light when possible. It is these small changes that will help you contribute to saving energy.

Another thing to keep in mind is phantom power. Phantom power refers to the energy that is wasted around your home when devices are plugged in and using power when you are not actively using them. In order to fight this, you can plug PCs, game consoles, TVs and other electronics into a power bar with a timer to automatically shut off when not being used.