6 Tips to Save Money By Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Candyse

Now, we all have bills to pay each month and it isn’t a joke when we need to cough up the money in order to have the creature comforts that we are accustomed to. One of these necessities in life is our electric bill which can actually be reduced if we could learn to more energy efficient by following these few tips below to get you started.

1. Install Light Dimmers

This is a really brilliant idea to save money on your electricity and still have enough light to illuminate your house. You can use set the lights to be as bright or as dim as you need which means it doesn’t have to be running on full power every time you switch them on.

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2. Switching Off Electronics

If you aren’t doing this already then you should really start now. Don’t leave your electronics plugged in and switched on when you are not using them as it still uses energy and do remember to off any switches in your house as well when they are not in use.

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3. Use Solar Power

In a hot country like Malaysia where we have plenty of sunlight, it would almost be a sin not to harness all this free energy. Although solar panels may be a bit pricey, it is well worth the investment and you are helping the environment too.

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4. Make Use of Your Fans

If you can, install ceiling fans as an alternative to cool down your home and try not to use so much of your air-conditioning. We understand if you are feeling hot and really need some cool air but sometimes, a strong ceiling fan will suffice!

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5. Change Your Lightbulbs

Take a look around your house and see whether the lightbulbs you use are energy efficient enough or not. if not, it’s time to change those energy suckers out for some durable LED bulbs that will save so much on your bill.

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6. Set a Timer

If your house has outdoor lights that you switch on every day, it would be a good idea to get a timer to ensure that it switches off when it is no longer needed. Sometimes we may forget to do so and the cost to your electricity bill just piles up.

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