How can I save energy? People who want to save energy costs can make simple changes in the House for that power not to waste energy. To begin you must clean or change the furnace filter at least once a month to save energy since the dust and dirt clog the filter, therefore, the furnace has to work more. If you have a heating system in the House, it should be inspected on a regular basis; annual maintenance can save energy up to five per cent. Furthermore, it is viable to get a programmable thermostat and install it in the House. The programmable thermostat automatically lower the temperature during eight hours per night, the heating Bill also will reduce by ten percent. The air vents in the home should be vacuumed on a regular basis. Do not allow the furniture and curtains to block the air flow. Use low-cost plastic deflectors to channel air under tables and chairs. Close curtains and blinds at night to protect themselves from the cold air. Open curtains and blinds during the day so that the Sun can heat the House. Forget about using space heaters, which are costly and dangerous. If a House has hardwood floors or tiles, mats must be purchased to keep the House warm. If you won’t be in the House, the thermostat must be lowered to 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.8 degrees Celsius). This saves energy and keeps your water pipes from freezing. Wood-burning fireplaces owners must clean them periodically, when the fireplace is not in use they must be sealed and glass doors should be kept closed. Other energy saving tips include lowering the thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.9 degrees Celsius) hot water heater. When wash dishes or clothes in the machine dishwasher or washing machine, must always be washed in cold water; the dishes are dried outdoors instead of using the dishwasher in hot dry function. Energy bands are ideal for all kinds of electronic devices in the home. Computers and monitors must be turn off when not in use. Ceiling fans should be used to help cool the House in summer. During the night and early in the evening, turn off unnecessary lights to maintain fresh rooms. A central air conditioner should be cleaned regularly. Set the fan air conditioners to on instead of auto. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to energy-saving. They use less energy and last longer than regular bulbs. Here are just some ways that consumers can save energy at home. Source: Press release sent by sucrepr.