10 Small Fixes That Could Save You Big Money In Your Home
“Don’t let the cost of energy-efficient upgrades—new windows or appliances, large-scale insulation rehab—scare you into inaction when smaller tweaks could still shave hundreds of dollars off your utility bills. We asked experts to share their favorite low-cost solutions, ranging from shiny gadgets to down-and-dirty DIY projects you can accomplish in a weekend.
There’s one glaring omission: ‘Behaviors really drive your energy bills more than almost anything else. However, behaviors are really hard to change,’ says Asa Foss, residential technical director for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. Simple adjustments like taking shorter showers, wearing a sweater when you’re chilly, and turning off lights when you leave the room could save more dollars than anything on this list, and they’re totally free.”