Energy Guide: Top 5 Energy Tips

Written by: Anushka Vakil

If you’re like most Americans, you probably think the little things you can do to save energy in your home won’t add up over time. And, like most Americans, you’re incorrect. Here are some simple tips that can add up to save money on your energy bills.

Use Low-Flow Showerheads

Many new showerheads on the market are considered low-flow, meaning they use much less water per minute than traditional showerheads do. With the new technology available, it is unlikely you’ll notice the difference when you switch. Low-flow showerheads tend to have the same water pressure as traditional showerheads.

Look for the ENERGY STAR Label

Chances are you won’t have to look far. ENERGY STAR labels are found on nearly every appliance in stores today. If it’s not, consider making an upgrade. ENERGY STAR appliances will pay for themselves in a few short years.

Unplug Chargers When Not in Use

Boo! Unlike most horror movies, phantom power is very real. When chargers are left plugged in after they have finished charging devices, they will continue to use up energy. Simply unplug your chargers after you finish charging to save energy and money.

Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Not only will your clothes love it, your wallet will too. Cold water helps keep clothes looking new longer than warm water and saves energy at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone. For bonus points, wash only full loads of laundry.

Sign Up for a Home Consultation

No set of energy-saving rules or guidelines will apply to everyone, so be sure to schedule your free, personalized, home consultation with Simi Valley Conserves. Click here to sign up!


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