How To Make Your Home Or Office More Energy Efficient
The first step to reducing your energy use is finding out how you use it
During the long, cold slog from January to spring, it’s a time-honored tradition to stay inside, snuggle under blankets and watch competing Fyre Festival documentaries back to back. But even though you’re relaxing, your abode is working hard to keep the lights on and the ambient temperature comfortable. The year’s first utility bill may have come as an unwelcome shock.
According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the average U.S. home uses around 867 kilowatt hours per month, with the greatest share of that energy being spent on basic utilities like heating and lighting. Luckily, new smart home tech makes it possible to trim that usage. Read on for a few tips on how to improve your home's energy efficiency, save money and reduce your environmental footprint this year.
Step 1: Run The Numbers
The first step to reducing your energy use is finding out … how you’re using your energy.
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