Are you looking for an easy way to pad your wallet without making major sacrifices? Making just a few small changes around your Corpus Christi apartment can help you reduce your energy use, shrink your utility bill, and keep a little extra money in your bank account.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Think carefully about how you’re setting your thermostat and make a few smart adjustments to use less energy. If you’re using heat, keep the home cooler at night and when you’re out of the house. Setting the thermostat back for at least eight hours at a time will yield the most significant energy savings. When you switch to air conditioning, keep the home warmer while you’re asleep or away.
Use Your Microwave More
If you can prepare something equally well in either the microwave or oven, always opt for the microwave. It can use up to 90 percent less energy depending on the meal. Microwave ovens are much smaller so there’s less heat wasted. The cooking process is quicker as well.
Plug into Power Strips
Plug your appliances into power strips rather than the wall. This makes it easy to switch off power to major energy drains before you go to bed. Though you may not realize it, your television, computer, printer, and other major appliances can draw energy even when they’re off. Connect them to a power strip and switch it off to stop the power drain.
Wash in Cold Water
A whopping ninety percent of the energy that a washer uses goes toward heating the water. You may be surprised to find that your clothes get just as clean with cold water as they do with hot. Changing the settings on your washer can yield big energy savings.
The best thing about these saving strategies is that you’ll hardly notice the difference. You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort or convenience to trim down your bills.