With no wall insulation, heat escapes your home through your exterior walls in the winter. This can be prevented by putting insulation in the hollow spaces in the exterior walls of your house.
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Solar pool covers minimize water evaporation and significantly reduce heat loss, while capturing significant heat from sunshine. Pools with solar covers will both raise the temperature of the pool themselves (often by tens of degrees), and retain the energy of any pool heater in use (thereby saving on any associated heating costs).
Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140 F, most households usually only need them set at 120 F. Setting the thermostat at a lower temperature threshold can save substantial amounts of energy.
Traditional faucets use three times the amount of water that newer, aerating faucets use.
Traditional shower heads can use three times the amount of water that newer shower heads use.
Some coolers do not make efficient use of the electricity they consume.
Raising the temperature settings of your thermostat will enable your air conditioner to use less electricity, and is a worthwhile consideration in circumstances where there is little impact to comfort.
Over time, the interior and exterior of buildings can have moisture problems (e.g. mold) which can severely erode the building structure and also lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
Left unaddressed, pests (mice, squirrels or other rodents, termites, bats, etc.) can destroy materials and the overall building structure. Pests can also lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
Electric clothes dryers are up to four times more expensive to run than gas dryers. The running cost difference is much greater in homes with large families.