Easy Energy Savings Tips

This post is sponsored by Lennox and The Energy Savings Superstar Contest.

I don’t know about you, but with 3 kids I feel like I could save so much money on energy. I go upstairs and every light is on. I walk downstairs and the back door is wide open and the air conditioner is running. It drives me crazy. When I heard about the Energy Savings Superstar Contest, it got me thinking of things I can incorporate into my life to save energy that are pretty simple.

Easy Energy Savings Tips

Here are some things that you can do too that are EASY energy savings tips!

  • Change your light bulbs to the energy efficient ones
  • Check windows to make sure they are all closed and locked when the air is running.
  • Turn off the air and open the windows (if it’s nice out).
  • Buy a programmable thermostat.
  • Don’t leave all your charges plugged in with nothing charging.
  • Use natural light instead of turning on the lights.
  • Turn off all lights at night (Check the garage too!).
  • Close the blinds when the sun is the hottest and shining it to keep the house cool.
  • Open the blinds when the sun is hot to keep the house warmer in the winter.
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes (This is a challenge for my son who loves long, hot showers).
  • Buy a water reducing shower head (Saving on water will save your hot water heater from running).

My entry to the contest is going to be that I run my dishwasher at night.  I run the dishwasher at least once a day and I always turn it on at night.  The main reason I do this is so I can turn off the heated drying at the end of the wash cycle.  My dishes will have all night to dry and in the morning I can unload it.  I’ve also heard that energy costs are lower in the middle of the night because there isn’t a high demand.

Easy Energy Savings Tips

Make sure you go submit your entry before Aug 31 and don’t forget to snap your picture to send along with it.

You could win:

  • $10,000 in Lennox® heating and cooling equipment
  • A year supply of ice cream
  • Tickets to the closest water park

Finalist will be chosen and the winner announced on October 2 (or before).  My kids would die for that years worth of ice cream.  That’s their favorite dessert! Let me know what your entry is.

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