An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments to make your home more efficient, you will see lower energy bills. Over time, those savings will typically pay for the cost of improvements and put money back in your pocket. Your home may also be more attractive to buyers when you sell
1. Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
2. Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use—TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
3. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°C
4. Air dry clothes.
5. Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
6. Look for the ENERGY STAR label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines.