CNN is running an article from Real Simple that outlines 6 simple ways to save some energy (and money) at home. While I wrote about 29 free or low cost ways to save energy and money in the past, you can never talk about it enough. So here is what they had to add to the conversation…
Seal sneaky leaks – Seal electrical outlets in the exterior walls of your house
Go with the flow – Install a high-performance showerhead. This uses 1Â½ gallons of water per minute (gpm) rather than 2Â½ gallons
Swap out bulbs – Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs
Be cool – Wash clothes in cold water
Close (or open) your blinds – Leave blinds down on south-and west-facing windows on hot summer days to keep your space cool
Upgrade your heating (and cooling) system – Install (and properly program) a programmable thermostat
What would you add to their list?