When doing laundry, wash and dry full loads. Cutting down on the amount of times the unit runs will reduce your energy bill tremendously.
If you use computers, have the monitors shut off if you prefer to leave the computer running. Recent survey's have shown that computers on 24/7 have contributed to approximately $25-$35/month in energy bills.
Increase the thermostat to at least 75 degrees, and use ceiling fans. The ceiling fans are a low-cost cooling additive that circulates the air which makes it appear cooler than it actually is in turn reducing your energy bill.
Take quick showers or baths using less hot water. Water heaters contribute to a great deal of a home's energy bill and lowering it's run-time will keep money in your pocket.
Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed at all times unless opening them is required. Quickly retrieve what you require, and close the door as soon as possible
If you have single-pane windows, consider replacing them with new double-glazed windows.
Heat pump and air conditioning systems should be checked annually to verify they are properly charged. Inside and outside units should be kept clean and free of debris.
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