With a programmable thermostat, you can program winter temperature at 65º at night, and then back to 72º during the day.
Inside your home, weather stripping around moving parts of windows and doors can help seal off potential areas of leakage.
New showerheads use a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute, which saves you water.
Insulating pipes that run through unheated space will result in a significant savings in your energy bill and in some cases save you from splitting pipes due to freezing.
You usually can use half the amount of laundry detergent and dryer sheets recommended prolonging the life of your washer and dryer.
Don’t wash away your money with the dishes. Always run your dishwasher full because it uses the same amount of water for a half a load as it does for a full.
To save money on your energy bills turn down the temperature on your water heater to recommended factory setting. This will do two things; it will increase the life of your hot water tank (the hotter the water the quicker the hot water tank breaks down) and save you money.
Little drips to big drops add up over time and can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. While it may seem insignificant they add up quickly. To find out for yourself place a bucket under your leaking faucet over night to see how much water accumulates. You may be surprised. So just do it! Fix it!
A common leak in toilets is from the tank to the bowl. A way to test this is to put a couple drops of food coloring in the tank (not the bowl) and see if the color comes into the bowl when the toilet is not being used.