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This Weekend: Make a Few Minor Home Adjustments To Save Major Money

updated Oct 11, 2022
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Streamline your home’s energy usage wherever you can? It’s a no brainer, for both your personal finances and for the common good. Simply unplug the vampire appliances sucking you dry, make little tweaks to your mindset, and get your home up to snuff. Just a few little improvements can really bring your numbers down and increase savings over time.

This Weekend’s Assignment: Identify and change all the little ways you waste energy at home.

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Assess Your Home’s Situation: Get a handle on your home’s energy use, and identify what’s needlessly using up resources. Once you’ve go the lay of the land, you’ll know what steps to take towards a more efficient and productive home.

→ 3 Ways to Conduct a Home Energy Audit → How to Read Your Gas or Electric Utility Bill
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Make Some Easy Adjustments: Little improvements really add up over time, so tweak your appliance and systems settings, and upgrade to more efficient models where possible.

The Ideal, Safest Temperature to Set the Water Heater Is… →
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Change Your Habits: There’s your home, and then there’s you. Do you have inefficient way of doing things, when there’s another better way?

→ 18 Ways To Conserve Energy In Your Home

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don’t feel like wrapping you water heater, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

Check out what Kimberly did in her bathroom with just $100!

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our July Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!