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As a working person, there is no doubt that you spend thousands every month on your utility bills without question as most families do. However, if you take some time to understand your electricity usage and find out ways that you can save electricity in your own home, you will find that you can save a lot of money each month on your bills, money that you can invest in your own life and your future.

Heating and cooling your home

At the utility week conference recently, it was discusses that forty five percent of our electricity consumption every month results from either heating or cooling our homes. From this information, it is easy to gather that, if we find alternative ways to keep the heat inside our homes and the cold outside, we will save a massive percentage of the money we spend every month in electricity bills. It is important for you to make sure that you have sealed up all cracks and gaps in your home – around the windows and around doors and even in your attic to make certain that your home is properly insulated. You may even have a professional come in and check your home thoroughly for any gaps around your home.

Another point that was discussed at the recently help utility week conference is that using energy efficient equipment in homes can significantly reduce the amount of energy used. That is, when purchasing electrical equipment for your home, make certain that it has the “energy star” on its label which will prove that the product you are purchasing uses less electricity than its regular counterpart.

Earn tax credits from the government for saving electricity

A little known fact among most families is that you can earn tax credits from the government in most countries for using energy efficient equipment. If you have recently purchased energy star certified equipment or even things for your homes such as doors, windows and sky lights. You can even gain tax credits for doing things such as insulating your home.

Landscaping your garden in ways that will save you electricity

Although it may come as a surprise that the way you landscape your garden can save you dollars on your electricity bill, the truth is, it can. If you plant big trees on the west and south sides of your house, the trees will provide much needed shade for your home during the summer making your house cool enough to not need cooling. At the same time, these trees will let the sun through its bare branches during the window to warm your house.

April 18th, 2016

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