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5 Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

By reducing your energy consumption, you can help out our planet and even cut down on energy costs

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Given the heat, rising electricity bills are inevitable. You can make your home energy-efficient with a couple of adjustments. A representative from Greenpeace shares five easy ways that we can do at home.

Main photos by Celeste Sunderland via apartmenttherapy.com.

Keep these tips in mind:

Unplug electronics that you don’t use

Don’t leave the house with your mobile charger or coffee maker plugged in. Even if you turn them off, they still consume electricity. Make sure you unplug all electronics once it's finished charging. 

Welcome natural light

Avoid the need for artificial energy. Use natural lighting by opening windows and doors to let sunlight in and allow passive cooling. Keep blinds and drapes open during mornings.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Replace old light bulbs

It’s best to change your bulbs into spiral lights or LEDs because it can save more energy for your home. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) cut power consumption by as much as 80 percent.

Clean light fixtures regularly

When was the last time you cleaned your lamp? Dust can block 50% of light. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe your light bulb or lamp to remove dust and dirt.

Choose energy-saving appliances

If you are planning to buy a new air conditioner, pick one with an integrated cooling system. The compressor can generate cold water at night (off-peak energy hours), and the fan coil will generate cool air in the daytime (peak energy hours).

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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