GET RID OF THE BEER FRIDGE:If your fridge was built in the 1980s, keeping it plugged in adds up to 100 dollars to your electricity bill ever year - and it was built in the 1970s, it costs up to 200 dollars a year to run! Recycle your beer fridge and keep that money for something a little more fun than your utility bills.
HUNG OUT TO DRY: Clothes dryers are one of the top three energy hogs in your home. By air drying your clothes on the line outside, you'll give that dryer a break and take advantage of some free solar power - not to mention help your clothes last longer! Save 91 dollars and 1845 lbs CO2.
CLOSE YOUR FIREPLACE DAMPER:Leaving the damper open in your fireplace creates an express way for heated air to escape your home! Air lost through the fireplace can account for 19% of your heating bill, so remember to close the damper to prevent this costly energy waste. Save 23 dollars and 249 lbs of CO2 every year.
INSTALL A HIGH EFFICIENCY SHOWERHEAD: for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort.High efficiency showerheads help reduce your hot water costs by cycling air in with the water. This means you maintain the same pressure when you shower without using as much water as before – or much money! Save 35 dollars and 381 lbs CO2
USE LED HOLIDAY LIGHTS:These strands use over 80% Less electricity than the old incandescents, and if a bulb burns out it doesn’t affect the rest of the strand. LED strands can also last about 40 holiday seasons! You can save about 30 dollars and 600 lbs a year.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES IN COLD WATER: 90% of the energy your washing machine uses is for heating the water, so if you use cold water to wash your clothes, it can make a huge difference. If you use cold water, you will not only save money, but also make your clothes last longer and prevent color bleeding. Saves 35 dollars and 385 lbs CO2.
TURN THERMOSTSAT DOWN BY 2 DEGREES: Stay comfortable and save money on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down by just two degrees in the winter. You'll stay comfy and keep some money, too. Save about 52 dollars and 568 lbs CO2 annually