Simple DIY Tips to Improve Energy Consumption in Your Home


Keeping your home's temperature at a level that suits you is important for maintaining your comfort. Additionally, avoiding high energy bills is essential for many people. There are several things that you can do to improve energy consumption in your home without sacrificing comfort. Here are a few practical DIY tips. 


Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can have a big impact on your energy consumption. These thermostats are smarter than the older models, and enable you to set a schedule for your air temperature needs each day, set your schedule wirelessly, and revise your schedule easily. 

You can also choose a smart thermostat that automatically improves your home's energy consumption. As these devices are known to reduce your energy bills, you can quickly recover their purchase prices via your energy savings. 
Try LED Lights
When compared with traditional lighting solutions, LED lights with the Energy Star rating consume 75% less energy than incandescent lights. 

Using these lights also boosts your energy savings because they require a lot less maintenance and last 25% longer than incandescent bulbs. They are also more energy efficient than either incandescent lights as they expend less energy as heat. 
To improve your home's energy consumption, swap your incandescent lights for LED lights. 
Develop Energy Saving Habits
There are also energy-saving habits that you can develop to improve energy consumption. For example, many machines consume energy when they are switched on, even if they not being used. Therefore switching off appliances, such as your microwave, when they are not in use can reduce the amount of energy that they consume. Other habits involve your HVAC system, such as maintaining it, using it efficiently, and programming it to minimize energy wastage, can make your home more energy efficient. 
Improve Your Appliance Use
Your appliances consume a lot of energy, but you can't cut them out all together. You can continue to benefit from your appliances and improve your energy consumption by changing the way in which use them. 

Using a washer and dryer with a high Energy Factor (EF) rating, cleaning the lint filter of your dryer regularly, using the dryer in a heated section of your home, or investing in devices such as smart plugs, an energy monitor, or a smart thermostat can improve your energy consumption. 
Grow Plants Indoors
Plants can remove pollutants from indoor air. Growing more plants indoors can help you to save money and energy by replacing air cleaning machines. Indoor plants can also make your home more attractive and improve your mood.  
Using some of these DIY tips can transform the energy consumption in your home. Making small changes such as replacing a few of your incandescent lights for LED lights and switching off your appliances when they are not in use could improve your energy usage and won't require a significant initial outlay. So, consider using a few of these tips today.


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