There are many ways to go about “greening” your house during the fall and winter months. Some solutions are long-range investments, while others require significant DIY skill or the use of an outside contractor. Today, let’s focus on 7 eco-friendly tips that are both easy and cost effective for helping you lower your energy usage during the colder months by improving the energy efficiency of your home.
1) Lower Your Thermostat
Now that you’ve started dressing for the season, it’s time to change the temperature on your thermostat. Heating your home to a balmy 75 degrees during the winter is inefficient and will cost you a bundle. Instead, lower your thermostat to 68 degrees for when you’re awake and at home and 60 degrees when you’re out or asleep. Want to make it even easier? Pick up a programmable thermostat so you can set it and forget it!