Tips To Cut Your Energy Costs On National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

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January 10th Is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

 

It's National Cut Your Energy Costs Day today. According to Freddie Mac, a typical American family spends some $2,200 each year on energy bills, usually attributed to poor insulation, inefficient lighting fixtures, air leaks, and outdated heating and cooling systems. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%. And keep in mind that energy efficient home improvements can add to the value of your home.

 

How can you observe observe Cut Your Energy Costs Day? The infographic below provides a great list of what you can do to cut energy costs day in and day out. Also from NationalDayCalendar.com, come the following tips:

 

"Taking part in National Cut Your Energy Costs Day starts with a plan. Make a list of the things you can change right away. Then make a plan to make improvements to your home to help lower your energy costs. With each improvement, you’ll be one step closer to an energy-efficient home all year long. Where will you start making changes?

As you start, share your favorite energy-saving tips and practices. Keep track of your changes as you go and involve the whole family, too. Show them how the improvements reduced expenses and improved efficiency. By involving your family, they will take that knowledge with them into the future."

 

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: January 10

 

 

Some additional things you can do to cut energy costs include:

 

  • Replace old windows with new energy-efficient windows
  • Properly maintain your furnace
  • Use solar heat if possible
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room
  • Use energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Lower water heater temperature
  • Carpool or take public transport to work when possible
  • Install a programmable thermostat(s) in your home
  • Replace inefficient appliances in your home
  • Upgrade the insulation in your home

 

Wondering how your home compares in energy use to other similar homes? Check out ENERGY STAR’S Home Energy Yardstick to learn how much of your home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water. Be sure to have your energy bills close-by.

 

 

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Nina,

We appreciate your passing on those important tips on energy saving.  Hopefully this will motivate more people to do that. A

Jan 10, 2021 09:09 AM #15
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Good morning Nina Hollander ,

Excellent energy saving tips and who knew it was a National Holiday Cut Your Energy Cost day! All good ways that many should consider.

Jan 10, 2021 09:13 AM #16
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Nina Hollander
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... when you really think about it, it doesn't take all that much to make a few changes that add up.

Jan 10, 2021 09:16 AM #17
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Nina Hollander
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR hi Dorie... this is one of those days that seems to fly under the radar... and no one seems to know how it started in the first place. But it's a good idea, I think, to make people aware.

Jan 10, 2021 09:17 AM #18
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This is timely information to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Jan 10, 2021 01:04 PM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander - Great points!  I was very surprised at the difference energy-efficient bulbs made.  The light was brighter and not hot. 

Jan 10, 2021 02:17 PM #20
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Nina the cost of ALL energy is going through the roof, so any tip that lowers those cost is worth looking into.

Jan 10, 2021 03:16 PM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Nina Hollander - here are some things I recently did.  I used all led Christmas Lights and I loved them.  I also replace my boiler with an energy effecient one.

Jan 10, 2021 06:12 PM #22
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Morning Nina.

I've got about another 5 years before I start looking into replacing our units.  

Jan 11, 2021 12:19 AM #23
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Roy Kelley thanks, Roy...wishing you a very good new week ahead, as well.

Jan 11, 2021 04:04 AM #24
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® good morning, Sheri... I was surprised, as well, when I replaced many of our light bulbs with LED bulbs.

Jan 11, 2021 04:05 AM #25
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Grant Schneider good morning, Grant... this year I really saved on energy--I had not Christmas trees or lights up at all! :) Just beyond my physical capabilities after my knee surgery.

Jan 11, 2021 04:06 AM #26
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Nina Hollander
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George Souto good morning, George... at the end of the day, there are lots of little things we can do day in and day out that don't take a lot of effort or cost, but pay off over time in terms of energy savings.

Jan 11, 2021 04:07 AM #27
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James Dray good morning, James... our units are services twice each year... so I don't replace until they die.

Jan 11, 2021 04:07 AM #28
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Brian England
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I do quite a bit around my own home to cut my energy costs and I am pretty sure that my carbon footprint as they say would be fairly small.

Jan 11, 2021 05:03 AM #29
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Nina Hollander
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Brian England hi Brian... I suspect that those of us who try to consciously cut energy costs are still a minority compared with those who are oblivious. I hope I'm wrong in that assessment.

Jan 11, 2021 05:18 AM #30
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I had no idea that there was a ccut your energy cost day, good to know Nina Hollander 

Jan 11, 2021 07:44 AM #31
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Nina Hollander
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... I suspect this is one of those "days" that flies somewhat under the radar.

Jan 11, 2021 07:59 AM #32
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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How about staying in bed with the covers on and not leaving the bed... staying warm while the outside is cold:)) seriously I think the people that come up with this are the same ones that say do as I say not as I do... but call me an outsider:)Endre

Jan 11, 2021 09:33 PM #33
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Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... staying in bed with covers on is not quite my philosophy of life! :) I've taken small steps towards being more energy efficient and it has made a difference.

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