Energy Saving Tips and Tricks

Written by
Life Maid Easy Team
Published on
March 11, 2016

If you aren’t already striving to be as eco-friendly as possible, you are way behind the times. In 2016, we have a duty to make sure we at least try to live sustainable, green lives- not only for our own health, but for the health of our planet.

Working towards reducing the amount of energy we use in our homes is one way we can decrease our carbon footprint and lead more eco-friendly lives. And, as a bonus, the less energy you use, the more money you save! When you make minor changes to your energy usage, your hydro and gas bills will feel the results!

So check out our list of the easiest ways to save energy at home and start saving your money, and your planet!

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1.Turn off unnecessary lights

Two 100-watt incandescent bulbs switched off an extra two hours per day could save you $15 over a year. Better yet, switch to LED.

Save $15

2. Use natural light

A single south-facing window can illuminate 20 to 100 times its area. Turning off one 60-watt bulb for four hours a day is a $9 saving over a year.

Save $9

3. Use task lighting

Turn off ceiling lights and use table lamps, track lighting and under-counter lights in work and hobby areas as well as in kitchens.

Save $6

4. Take shorter showers

Hot water is expensive. If two people in your home cut their shower time by a minute each, you could save $30 over a year.

Save $30

5. Turn water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth

Reduce your hot water usage by 5% to save about $19.

Save $19

6. Fix that leaky faucet

Fixing a hot water leak in your faucet can save up to $9 per year in energy costs. Learn how to fix that leak.

Save $9

7. Unplug unused electronics

Standby power can account for 10% of an average household’s annual electricity use. Unplug unused electronics and save $50 a year.

Save $50

8. Ditch the desktop computer

If you’re still using that old desktop, recycle it and switch to your laptop. If you use your laptop two hours per day, you’ll save $4 over a year.

Save $4

9. Not home? Turn off the air conditioner

Turn off that old window unit air conditioner for five hours a day while you’re away. Do that for 60 days over a summer and you’ll save $16.

Save $16

10. Recycle or donate that old TV

Recycle or donate your old T.V.. Even if you’re just using it an hour a day, that 42-inch LCD is costing you six bucks a year.

Save $6

11. Manage your thermostat

If you have electric heat, lower your thermostat by two degrees to save 5% on your heating bill. Lowering it five degrees could save 10%.  

Save $120

12. Be strategic with window coverings

Promote airflow through your home and block the afternoon sun. You could save you up to $10 (2 fans) or $45 (1 window unit AC) during the summer.

Save $45

Life Maid Easy is a fast growing company that offers eco-friendly house cleaning services, maid services and carpet cleaning with franchises across Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, North Shore, Whiterock and recently Toronto.

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