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Ways to Conserve Energy

Here are ways to conserve energy in your home to save you money and help the environment. Here is how you can get big rebates and lower your energy bills

ways to conserve energyWe are all looking for ways to conserve energy in our home. Not only is it better for the environment, but it cuts our bill and gives us more money to do things we love….like going on vacations! Here are a few things we do to conserve energy at home that have made a difference for us, hopefully they are helpful to you as well.

We are a family of five which means if we all took the 15 minute hot showers we’d like we would not be as efficient as possible and have an energy bill that our pocket books would NOT like. This is one area we have cut down on, but there are other ways to conserve energy that you may not have thought about.

Ways to conserve energy

ways to conserve energy

Lowering the temperature on your water heater can mean big savings! Better yet rebates have more than doubled this year. for homeowners to receive up to $10,238 in rebates for installing a solar water heating system!!

That is BIG! You can even have a solar water heated system professionally installed by a certified contractor who will work with you to determine the best system for you and handle your rebate application too. Now that is helpful.

ways to conserve energy

Washing larger loads of laundry helps to conserve energy as well as using cold or cooler water for your loads when possible.

Think about drying your towels outside on a line instead of in the dryer from time to time. They actually have a great smell when they’re dried that way.

ways to conserve energy

Taking shorter showers and filling the bath tub only partially full helps to conserve water as well. Combine this with a solar water heating system and you can see substantial savings!

A solar water heater works with your existing unit so you can have hot water no matter the weather. Huge rebates are offered even if you choose to do the installation yourself.

ways to conserve energy

Another way to conserve energy in your home during the winter is to use space heaters in bedrooms. They work quite well. Each person can adjust the heat to their liking, and have safety functions so if they knock over.

  • We have used these the last few years and cut down our energy costs quite a bit.

I hope these tips help in your quest to conserve energy in your home. Check out the great rebates and benefits of solar water heaters here and see if they’re right for your home.

You can save $185 on utilities here too.

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Brenda

Monday 4th of July 2016

Those are all great tips, thanks for sharing. We do try to take shorter showers, and my kids even turn the water off in between soaping up and rinsing off.

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