How can I save Money and Conserve Energy in My Home?

There are many ways to save money and to conserve energy and the fact is most people don’t know how much energy they are using in their households.

Today, I am going to focus on home appliances, home heating and cooling, and traveling.

There are a number of ways one can save energy when it comes to home appliances, such as setting your clothes washer to the cold water setting. When done washing dishes, let them air dry instead of putting them in the dishwasher. Same thing goes for drying your clothes. One can also turn down the water heater thermostat.

During the winter, one can set the thermostat to 68 degrees in daytime, and 55 degree at night. In the summer, keep it at 78. Lowering your thermostat just two degrees during winter saves 6% of heating-related CO2 emissions.

I think it’s an agreeable statement that getting from point a to point b is much easier when you have a vehicle. However, when trying to save money one can walk, bike, carpool, or use mass transit. Every gallon of gasoline you save avoids 22 pounds of CO2 emissions. When the moment comes when you are going to purchase a new car, choose one that has good mileage.  If your new car gets 40 miles per gallon instead of 25, and you drive 10,000 miles per year, you’ll reduce your annual CO2 emissions by 3,300 pounds and save over $350 in gas use!

Any of these methods will not only help you save energy, but money as well!

Learn of even more ways to save money conserve energy here.