Total annual savings = $740
1. Getting the most out of your heating system: Making sure you home is comfortable and that you only use the heating system when you’re home can save you a lot of money. By keeping your home at 65 degrees F and installing a programmable thermostat that controls when your system runs, you could save up to $480 per year.
2. By lowering the thermostat on your hot water heater to no less than 115 degrees F, wrapping the tank in an insulated blanket, and using less water by installing low-flow fixtures, you could save up to $90 per year.
3. Making sure warm air flows freely through your home’s vents and filters can add up the savings. By closing vents in unused rooms, making sure vents are clean and unobstructed by furniture, and by cleaning and regularly replacing the filters in your dryer and furnace, respectively, you could cut almost $170 off your energy bill a year.