January 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
There's a special day for everything now, isn't there?!
Who doesn't like keeping more money in their accounts to spend on fun? If you've been looking for ways to curb expenses, just look around your home to see where you can make simple changes.
Start by plugging small appliances into a power strip you can shut off.
Make sure your water heater is set to 120 degrees or below.
Lower your thermostat to 68F during the day. Turning down the thermostat from 70°F to 65°F, for example, saves about 10%.
Microwave & save. Reheating leftovers in a microwave takes less time and uses up to 80% less energy than a standard oven.