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100 Ways To Save Energy – How to Conserve Energy at Home and School

Can’t figure out why your utility bills have been increasing for the past few months? Looking to help the environment? Saving energy can help!

If you’re looking for effective ways to save energy either at home or school, you’ll want to take a few minutes to read this blog post on 100 ways to save energy.

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    Ways To Save Energy 

    When you save energy, you reduce utility costs, boost your quality of life, safeguard the environment from toxic wastes, boost your property’s value, and many more.

    Here, I’ll list out the 100 ways to save energy! Many of these methods to conserve energy are simple, yet effective.

    Let’s jump right in…

    Ways To Save Energy At Home

    There are lots of easy ways to save energy at home. You can begin implementing most of these immediately!

    1) Use natural lighting.

    2) Use an energy-saving power strip.

    3) Turn your home into a smart home by using Alexa-enabled devices.

    4) Turn off your gas stove or burner when your food is almost ready. 

    5) Check your air vents to ensure they aren’t blocked. Blocked air vents can obstruct airflow into your living space. Remove shelves, curtains, or couches away from the air vents.

    6) Unplug any electrical gadget when not in use.

    7) When cooking a meal, use a lid to cover your pan or pot to make it cook faster.

    8) Avoid preheating your oven if the food you’re cooking doesn’t demand you do it. Preheating your oven will consume a bit more energy.

    9) Replace your dirty air filters regularly with clean ones to reduce your AC unit energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

    10) Apply caulking to your windows and any openings like cracks around your doors to prevent air from leaking in and out of your home.

    11) Install a wind turbine.

    12) Teach your kids how to stay comfortable in the dark. Rather than leaving the light on, you can buy them shakable LED flashlights to conserve energy.

    13) Always turn off your TV when you’re not using it and remind the members of your household to do the same.

    14) If you always forget to switch off the lights, you can buy a light timer to schedule when you want it on or off.

    15) Keep your fridge in a warm or cool environment. Putting your fridge in a humid or hot area will consume more energy.

    16) Buy a washing machine or dishwasher that has good energy efficiency ratings.

    17) Plant trees around your home for shade and to save energy.

    18) Use energy-saving mode for your electronics.

    19) To prevent your water heater from overworking during winter, wrap extra insulation around the pipes to prevent it from freezing.

    20) When you only want to listen to the radio on your television, switch off the TV screen by turning on the screen blank feature.

    21) Set your ceiling fan to spin counterclockwise during summer to improve airflow.

    22) Reduce the brightness level of your TV.

    23) Switch to ceiling fan.

    24) Clean the fridge to remove dirt or food cutters to minimize energy consumption.

    25) Remember to close your chimney flue when not in use.

    26) Choose the option of working from home if possible.

    27) Put down your curtains or blinds when it’s sunny.

    28) Install storm windows to add insulation and reduce energy consumption.

    29) Keep the garage door closed.

    30) Install frosted window film to keep your home in a warm temperature and save energy. 

    31) Dust your bulbs or lamps frequently to improve illumination. 

    32) Buy and install low-flow water faucets or fixtures to conserve water.

    33) Insulate your walls to prevent heat loss during winter.

    34) Discard or repair appliances that don’t function properly, as they use more energy.

    35) Avoid the need to switch on the lights except at night or when you need to use the light in the dark.

    36) Get a solar backpack that you can use to charge your devices when you’re on the go.

    37) Limit how often your kids play video games.

    38) Watch your favorite TV shows together with family rather than separately.

    39) Close the blinds when it is sunny.

    40) Take short showers.

    41) Avoid leaving your fan on when the weather is warm or cool.

    42) Use cold water to wash your clothes.

    43) Rather than using the oven at all times, use a microwave to cook small meals.

    44) Install a shower head flow restrictor to conserve water and save energy.

    45) Keep the temperature of your refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (ideally around 37 degrees Fahrenheit), and the fridge at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

    46) Take more showers; reduce how often you take baths.

    47) Use a water-powered alarm clock to reduce battery waste.

    48) Use a dimmer light switch.

    49) Clean or vacuum your refrigerator coils.

    50) Mulch around your plants (consider these low maintenance outdoor plants).

    51) Use led lights in your home.

    52) Avoid overlighting your home.

    53) Limit the time you spend indoors by hanging out with friends or choosing a new hobby.

    54) Buy a led TV.

    55) Plant low-dense shrubs.

    56) Use a solar-powered smartphone charger.

    57) Get creative and make your own AC unit.

    58) Use a lighter-colored roof.

    59) Weatherstrip your attic door.

    60) Avoid overcooling your home.

    61) Opt for composite decking to reduce the rate of deforestation.

    62) Leave the attic closed unless you’re using it.

    63) Install low-emissivity windows.

    64) Open your windows for ventilation and limit how often you use your fan or AC unit.

    65) Limit the use of appliances in your home.

    66) Go for a prepaid electric bill plan.

    67) Use candlelight during dinner.

    68) Reduce the temperature of your water heater.

    69) Lower the temperature of your thermostat.

    70) Visit a library or take reading as a hobby to reduce how often you use your electronic devices.

    71) Hire a professional to inspect and service your HVAC system at least once a year.

    72) Set a specific time for a power outage.

    73) Let your kids know the importance of saving energy and show them how to minimize energy consumption.

    74) Clean and dust the back of your refrigerator.

    75) Change your bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs.

    76) Allow hot foods to cool before you put them in the freezer or refrigerator.

    77) Bring reusable bags when grocery shopping.

    78) Use a surge protector when charging your electronic devices.

    79) Clean your oven.

    80) Off your tap when brushing your teeth.

    81) Avoid heating rooms that you hardly use.

    82) Recycle anything recyclable.

    83) Defrost your freezer regularly.

    84) Insulate your home by covering the floors with carpets or rugs.

    85) Fix leaking taps.

    86) Rather than using a desktop, use a laptop instead.

    87) Dry your clothes naturally rather than using a dryer.

    88) Discard old appliances; get new ones that consume less energy (energy star appliances).

    89) Install a rain barrel to collect water for later use.

    90) Insulate your garage door.

    91) Limit how often you broil your food, as the energy consumed when you broil is higher compared to other cooking methods.

    Ways To Save Energy At School

    There are so many energy saving ideas for school! Here are some of our favorites…

    92) Teach your students about the need to recycle, reuse, and reduce.

    93) Give your kids reusable water bottles.

    94) Inform students to limit or avoid the use of plastic bottles.

    95) Turn off the heating or cooling systems in the classroom when not in use.

    96) Tell your students to power down their electronic gadgets.

    97) Put a save energy sign close to the light switch in the classroom.

    98) Check the cooling and heating systems in the classrooms.

    99) Close the classroom doors when the AC unit is on.

    100) If you’re a teacher, teach the kids how to conserve water. 

    Saving energy can help you reduce the amount you spend on monthly utility bills. It also protects the environment, improves your quality of life, and many more. I hope this list helps you conserve as much energy as possible at home or school.

    If you have any additional tips to save energy at home or school, I’d love to know. Please share your suggestions by leaving a comment below!

    Thank you for reading all about the 100 ways to save energy-How to Conserve Energy at Home and School. Have a great day!