5 Energy-Saving Tips to Try at Home

| May 8, 2012

Fix the Drip: One drip per second can waste up to 1,661 gallons a year; and if it’s hot water, $35 to heat it.

10-Minute Shower: It saves $100 per year over the $310 cost of a 15-minute daily shower.

Turn It Down: Set the water heater at 120 degrees. You can save $36 to $41 a year compared to 140 degrees.

Nuke It: For small portions it’s cheaper to use a microwave than a stove or oven. Same thing when boiling water.

Stove Top Tips: A 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner wastes over 40% of the burner’s heat. Also, cover pots and pans to keep the heat in.


Category: Home & Garden, Quick Tips