Friday, February 18, 2011

Frugal Tips-Energy Savings

Friday's Frugal Tips are on Energy Savings.
We used to live here. 
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Open your curtains and use sunlight instead of houselights.
  • Use CFL bulbs.
  • Put extra insulation in your home's attic to keep in the warmth.
  • Keep your thermostat at 65˚ in winter and 72˚ in summer.
  • Live in as small a house you can to use less energy. Small homes cost less to heat and cool. We presently live in a 900 sq. ft. house. 
  • Use plastic on windows in winter. This is a must in Northern California.
  • During winter wear layers to avoid turning heat up.
  • Drink hot fluids or eat hot foods like soup to warm up instead of turning up the heat. 
  • Burn wood for heat. 
  • Unplug electronics when not in use, they consume energy even when off. Or if using a power strip, turn it off when electronics aren't in use. 
  • If you want a hot tub, build your own and heat it with wood. Find out how here.
  • Caulk windows.
  • Seal doors. 
  • Use energy star appliances.
  • Wash full loads of clothes and dishes.
  • Air dry clothes and dishes.
  • Use cold water for washing clothes or at least rinsing.
  • Keep the thermostat of your hot water heater at 120˚.
  • Use a solar oven for baking. Learn how to make one here or to purchase one go here.
  • Lay rugs on bare floors for warmth.
  • Blow/hair dryers use a lot of energy, air dry your hair. 
  • Use energy star appliances. 
Hope you are having frugal fun with Friday's Frugal Tips. 

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