Most of our energy demands in the US are for the maintenance of things we need; necessities like heating, air conditioning, lighting, and refrigeration demand up to 63% of our electricity usage. While we scale back on the essentials, we may still be overlooking some simple and easy ways to save. When the monthly bills begin to creep too high, many households find themselves skimping on necessities as one in ten keeps their homes at unhealthy temperatures to save money, especially in the winter and summer months.
Unused appliances can still suck up energy if they remain plugged in and include offenders like printers, gaming consoles, TVs, and other appliances. Poor indoor insulation can make a furnace and central air conditioner work too hard and end up costing hundreds of extra dollars every year even as warm or cool air slips through the cracks.
Nearly three in 20 households receive an energy disconnection notice every year - break the cycle with electricity hacks that not only help your wallet but also the economy and environment as well. Check out this infographic for more on easy ways to save even as energy costs continue to increase.
inographic by: lowermyenergyrates.com