Creating a sustainable, eco-friendly home isn’t just about choosing the right building materials; it’s also important to be making an active effort to keep your energy costs down.
Even though your old appliances may still be functioning like they’re brand new, you might want to consider letting them go and replacing them with ENERGY STAR-certified products. Old appliances, especially those from the early 90s, continue to use up energy even when turned off.
Don’t forget to unplug your device chargers. Otherwise, they’ll continue to draw small amounts of electricity. If keeping your chargers plugged in seems a hard habit to break, you can get eco-friendly charging platforms or power cords. These will automatically turn off once your device is fully powered.
Outdated Heating and Cooling Systems
Heating and cooling costs comprise the largest chunk of energy spendings in American households, which means you can see big savings result from installing an energy-efficient HVAC system. The upfront costs can be a little intimidating, but you’ll thank yourself once the savings begin to kick in down the road. With new, energy-efficient HVAC equipment, you won’t have to worry about pricey heating and AC repair costs taking a bite out of your budget.
Much like outdated appliances, set-top boxes still consume energy even when they appear to be off. Luckily, there are ENERGY STAR-certified electronics that you can use with your cable box. Or, if you have a smart TV, you can set a limit to the amount of electricity the devices use up when in standby mode.
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