Energy Hogs in the Home and How to Tame Them

If you want to save energy in your home, it pays to focus on the biggest energy users – the energy hogs. What are those energy hogs? In order, here are the most voracious porkers that are driving up your electricity bill:

  • Air Conditioner (AC):  Far and away the biggest energy drain you have.
  • Refrigerator:  This is the second biggest energy hog in your home, largely because it runs 24/7.
  • Washer and Dryer:  These two appliances have a larger impact than the dishwasher.

By focusing on how to use these appliances more efficiently, you can cut your electric bill significantly.  Here’s how.

1. Set your thermostat wisely, according to the season and when you are actually at home. By maintaining the temperature in your home a few degrees warmer in the summer months, you will save  a surprising amount. Keep the thermostat around 80 degrees F if you are at work or will be away from home for an extended period (e.g. vacation). Even better, consider investing in a programmable thermostat that will make the adjustments for you automatically. Continue reading “Energy Hogs in the Home and How to Tame Them”

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Green Kitchens

I enjoy helping my homeowner clients tackle the task of organizing their green kitchen. Whether you’re remodeling or simply reorganizing, here are some tips to get you on a path to a greener kitchen–the heart of your home. Continue reading “Green Kitchens”

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