Remove your laptop battery if you can plug it into the wall. The battery will continue to draw energy, even at full capacity, so taking it out will save a few kilowatts of power. A bonus is that you will also improve the battery’s life. If you cannot use solar energy or a green energy source to power your entire house, attempt to use green energy for some of the house. For instance, you can use panels that could be used to heat your home’s hot water.
A great tip to help save some energy is to make sure that your fridge and freezer are in a cool location. If you put your appliances in direct sunlight or on top of a heating vent, the internal temperature can be raised, requiring more electricity to keep your food cool. Your furnace filters should be replaced annually, and inspected for monthly cleanings. Filters can also be installed in every warm-air register. This will keep everything out of the air ducts, keeping your energy efficiency high.
Even though people know better, they often forget to turn off unused appliances, lights and computer equipment. If someone did that every day, they would slash their energy bill a great deal. Try to be consciously aware of what you are doing, and try your best to turn off appliances and lights when you’re not using them.
In winter, save energy and money by turning down the heat and adding a layer of clothes. Even just a lightweight sweater keeps you two degrees warmer, and a heavyweight sweater will keep you four degrees warmer. Wearing slightly heavier clothes is not any less comfortable and can save you significant money.