TIP: One of the biggest energy hogs in your
home is your hot water heater. It will account for 12 -16 % of your total energy bill. It is definitely worth the ten bucks
or so to insulate your hot water heater. Yes, even if you have been laid off. It is worth the investment
TIP: Also if you use less hot water you will need to heat less water. Make sense! Go to Wall
mart and get one of those low water flow aerated shower heads. You can save money by purchasing one of those $3.00 cheepies
if you want. I bought a cheepie at first but neither me or my family liked it. The one that I settled on was about $12.00
at Wall mart. With these type of showerheads if shower times stay the same you will save about 50% on heating your water.
Because you use 50% less water :o) Being unemployed you need to save all the money you can.
TIP: Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only
save energy, you won't be as dry and itchy in the winter. There is also less chance of someone getting burned, especially
if you have little kids.
TIP: Insulate hot water pipes and ducts wherever they run through unheated areas.
TIP: Schedule an energy audit. Call your utility company or state
energy office to set up an appointment. This expert will come to your home for free and give you so many money saving tips
to conserve energy that you won't believe this is a free service.
TIP: Check the lighting in
your home. Lower the wattage of your light bulbs when
possible. Reducing from 100 or 75 watt to 60 watt will make a big
difference. It all adds up and you can make this change gradually if you need to. This is an easy money saving tip that is