There are a variety of easy and low-cost ways to save energy, cut your utility bills, and reduce your environmental impact. Some great ways to save energy include:
Adjust Your Thermostats: Check your thermostats regularly and ensure that your temperature set points provide
Take Advantage of Passive Solar: Open your blinds and shades during the winter to take advantage of warmth from sunlight and close them during the hottest parts of the day in the summer. By taking advantage of or reducing the heat from the sun throughout your home or business over the course of the year, you can save on your heating and cooling costs.
Ensure Proper Airflow: Radiators and heating vents require space to distribute heat throughout spaces in your home or business. If these units are blocked, covered, or dirty, your heating system may not be operating optimally or efficiently.
Unplug Charged Devices: Where possible, unplug devices like laptops and smartphones that have been fully charged. Even when they are fully charged, these devices can continue to draw small amounts of electricity from the outlet which can add up over time. Plugging these device into advanced power strips can help you save energy and money.
Replace Inefficient Lighting: Incandescent light bulbs are extremely inefficient compared to LED light bulbs. If you have inefficient lighting in your home or business, replace it with low to no-cost LEDs with the assistance of Mass Save.
For more information about how you can save energy and make your home or business more sustainable, visit the Mass Save Energy Saving Tips guide.
The U.S. Department of Energy has also produced the Energy Saver Guide to help you identify additional ways to reduce your energy consumption.