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Americans spend billions and billions of dollars on wasted energy.

For the average American, it’s either ignorance or pure laziness that accounts for much of the waste.

Of course, it does no good to complain, we can only do our part. Here’s how…

How to Reduce Your Energy Wastage

This infographic is going to cover 15 different ways to reduce waste, but I want to point out some of the easiest and most cost-effective ways first. Your home is a lot like you car, preventative maintenance, such as changing your air filter, will save you money all around. And there are more ways to save by planning ahead.

There are also several affordable things you can buy to reduce long-term energy expenses. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • LED Bulbs – We have had the same LED bulb in our living room lamp for over five years, and it’s still going strong. The best part, it’s around one watt, so it uses virtually no electricity compared to incandescent bulbs.
  • Programmable Thermostats – So much of your utility costs have to do with that little box on the wall. Buying a programmable thermostat will help you reduce your usage, while remaining comfortable when you come home.
  • Drip Shower Heads – Sure, you can turn off the water while you’re lathering up and putting shampoo in your hair, but will you actually do that? If your honest, you might find that shower heads with a drip feature, a feature that allows you to easily turn off the water on the head or let it drip, will save gallons of water.

Here’s all 15 ways you can reduce energy waste…

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Infographic: 99SmartHomes.com

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