All this month we've been sharing all the ways you can enjoy a "fresh start" to the new year, with plenty of cleaning, organizing, and decorating ideas. But have you considered a diet? No, not the typical New Year's resolution type, but a cleanse-workout for your home's gluttonous hunger for energy. Here's a helpful infographic to walk us all through the problem areas where unplugging
, or simply turning down the dial can save you money throughout the year...
1. Bathroom Fan
: High efficiency ventilation fans can save 60% more energy (and are less noisy than regular ceiling fans!).
LED-backlit LCD televisions are the most energy friendly TVs on the market, saving you 50% more energy than your old TV.
Electronic ignition gas stoves and convection ovens can save 33% more energy.
Resource saver fridges can save 30% more energy.
5. Water Heater:
Replace your water heater with an automatic activation and deactivation tankless gas water heater and save 22% more energy.
Consider installing an automated HVAC system for heater and cooler which can save you 20% more energy.
: Programmable blinds and drapes can save 20% more energy (set them to close during the hottest part of the day to keep your house comfortable, plus you won't use as much air conditioning!).
Automatic dimmers can save 15% more energy.
(Infographic used by permission: Redbeacon.com)