How you can reduce the power consumption of your house

When it comes to energy efficiency, even the smallest changes to your daily life can end up saving you money each month when you go to pay your utility bills. With the warm summer months just around the corner, you will want to make your house consume as little power as possible, especially if you are keeping your air conditioning cranked up high to keep the interior of the home cool enough to be comfortable. You can reduce the energy use of your household by taking just a few simple steps, many of which will not break the bank.

Here are a few tips for increasing the energy efficiency of your home:

  • Air dry your clothes: If you have a spacious backyard, you can use some of this space to hang up the clothing that you wash each day. This will allow your clothes to dry naturally, as well as save the amount of power you would have to otherwise use to keep the dryer going.
  • Insulate your windows: During the summer, it will be important for you to keep as much cool air in your home as possible. To do this, you can make your own temporary insulation for your windows, including a plastic cover or a draft stopper that is designed for doors.
  • Wash your clothes with cold water: When it comes time to do a load of laundry, the clothing will get just as clean no matter what the temperature of the water is. For this reason, it just makes sense to use cold water so that the appliance does not have to waste power heating up the water. This will save you money each time you go to clean your clothes.

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