According to studies conducted by the Energy Saving Trust and Citizens Advice, if every household in the country made just one minor adjustment to how they used energy, they would save a total of $841 million annually.
In terms of offsetting, lowering energy consumption would prevent the release of 1.3 million tons of CO2.
According to the same data, around 9.7 million homes have done nothing to alter their energy habits and bring down their bills. So, if there was ever a time to begin, now would be the time.
In an effort to help you reduce your personal energy costs, here are some strategies that have worked for other homeowners.
1. They Know Their Usage
Scheduling a home energy audit is the best method to get a handle on energy consumption at home. Your energy consumption, any energy leaks, and the implementation of any essential energy-saving measures can all be determined with the aid of an audit.
Consult RESNET or the Building Performance Institute to locate a qualified energy auditor in your area. If you’re more of a DIY person, this comprehensive guide from the U.S. Department of Energy will help you do your own energy evaluation.