10-Minute Energy-Saving Secrets: 250 Ways to Save Big Bucks by Jerri Farris

By Jerri Farris

Power debts are going to be sky-high this 12 months --that is, until you are ready! 10-Minute strength Saving Tips will arm you with enormous quantities of simple, leading edge how you can minimize your heating money owed (and your cooling debts subsequent summer!).
Tips include:<UL>* Open curtains while the solar comes as much as enable the sun's strength in, yet shut them once it will get darkish to maintain the nice and cozy air contained in the house.* Caulk round any outdated home windows to avoid leaks.* shut doorways and reduce warmth in all zones you don't use each day, just like the visitor bed room or the examine. * put money into down comforters and wool blankets for the beds and switch your warmth down you'll sleep higher, and retailer on heating costs!* purchase plastic sheeting and canopy very drafty home windows. It's reasonably cheap on the remodeling shop, and you can save a bundle.* exchange your previous typhoon door with a brand new one to avoid drafts.* reduce the temperature in your water heater - this additionally is helping to avoid scalding!

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62 Bake in glass and ceramic pans. Glass and ceramic pans transfer heat very efficiently—you can turn down the oven temperature by 25°F and the food will cook in the same amount of time. Limit oven preheat times. Preheating longer than necessary is a waste of energy, but the baking process requires it. To save energy, turn on your oven just five to ten minutes before you’re ready to put in the food. Turn off the oven as soon as you’re done. You’ll save money and enjoy more peace of mind if you can remember to turn off the oven right after you remove a finished dish.

To save energy, turn on your oven just five to ten minutes before you’re ready to put in the food. Turn off the oven as soon as you’re done. You’ll save money and enjoy more peace of mind if you can remember to turn off the oven right after you remove a finished dish. 63 Maintain oven seals. Inside the oven door, there’s a gasket that helps seal the heat inside. When that gasket gets frayed or worn, heat leaks out. Replace worn gaskets as soon as you notice them and before they become a bigger issue.

Refrigerators should be positioned away from heat sources, such as ovens, heat registers, and windows that receive direct sunlight. Allow at least two inches of clearance around the unit so air can circulate around the condenser coils and disperse the heat they generate. 51 QUICK TIP Keep your refrigerator in a temperature-controlled area. Refrigerators use much more electricity and work less reliably in an unheated garage or utility space. Shut the refrigerator door. Cool air spills out every time you open the refrigerator door.

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