With energy costs seeming to go nowhere but up and a growing “green” movement, you gotta love tips that save energy and money. Yahoo Finance has a list of seven eco-friendly ways to cut energy costs. Following even just a few of these can save you big bucks. Our favorites:
“2. Seal up air leaks. According to the Department of Energy, sealing air leaks will cut your utility bill by over 10 percent, so the average household will save $160 over the course of a year.
3. Tune up your air conditioning. If you have a central air conditioning system, the Alliance to Save Energy estimates that you’ll save 10 percent a year — or $160 — if you use a programmable thermostat to raise the temperature when you’re not at home.
4. Supplement air conditioning with an attic fan. Buy and install an attic fan this summer and you could save about $230 the first year alone.
7. Use water wisely. By being more aware of our water consumption and conservation, the EPA estimates we can save about $132 a year.”
Since we’re in the midst of summer, you may only be able to save half the amounts listed above if you implement them this year. That said, saving over $300 would still be very “cool.”
Eco-Friendly Ways to Cut Energy Costs [Yahoo Finance]