6 No-Cost Ways to Start Saving Energy Right Now

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start saving energy, Milford, MassachusettsWith the cost of living on the rise, many homeowners are looking for simple ways to lower their utility bills. There are a few things you can do around your Massachusetts home to start saving energy.

By following these six easy steps, you’ll not just save money, but set a good example for being energy efficient.

  • Make sure your storm windows are installed properly and that you’re operating them properly. You should make sure that triple-track windows are all in their correct tracks. Any air leaks around the windows can cause heat to escape the home.
  • Taking shorter showers can also save a little money. By using less hot water, you’re lessening the amount of work your water heater is doing, as well as decreasing the amount of water you pay for each month.
  • You can start saving energy by washing clothes in cold water instead of hot or warm water. Like taking short showers, this will help lessen the work your water heater is doing.
  • If you have a dishwasher, make sure to have a full load before sending your dishes through a wash cycle. This will decrease the number of loads the dishwasher has to use, saving you water and energy.
  • Turning the heat down a little can save energy and money. By setting your furnace to 67 degrees instead of 72 degrees, you can save up to 10 percent on your heating bill.
  • An easy way to save energy is to turn off unused lights. Everyone will forget to turn the lamp off every now and then, but you can turn this simple step into a habit with just a little willpower and repetition.

Saving energy, whether to help your wallet or to become more eco-friendly, can be very easy. For more tips on how to start saving energy or for more information on new energy efficient appliances, contact the pros at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re proud to serve homeowners in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.

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