Since it’s wintertime and we know people are spending even more time at home indoors, we figured we’d share 10 tips for saving energy and money during this time of year:
- Whenever possible, use the microwave instead of the oven or stove. Microwaves use less energy and time to cook a snack or reheat a meal than the stovetop or oven.
- Like windows, outlets can let in drafts from the outdoors that counteract your heating efforts. If the outlets feel especially cold when you touch them or if you can feel any cold air coming through, this means you could be up against this issue. Gaskets, small plastic plugs that fit in your outlets, help seal them up and prevent any cool air from getting in.
- Turn your thermostat down before you go to bed. You can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling bills yearly simply by turning your thermostat down by 7-10 degrees at night.
Check out the other 7 energy-saving tips you can implement this winter on the full blog post here.