9 Small Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Way More Energy Efficient

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4. Make the Switch to LEDs

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of LEDs. LEDs use less energy than your old incandescent bulbs and can last about 25,000 hours on average. And with advancements in lighting, there are plenty of options when it comes to LEDs, including strips that can be installed below kitchen cabinets, dimmable LEDs, LEDs for chandeliers, and so on. But what if making the total switch is not in your budget? Just start small. Focus on replacing the lights you use most often. Even with that small change, you’ll be making a difference.

5. Install Programmable Thermostats

Smart homes are becoming more popular now and installing a programmable thermostat is definitely a smart move towards energy management. With a programmable thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home right from your phone. By adjusting the temperature for when you’re not there, and setting it for a comfortable temperature for when you’re on your way home, it’s a great way to save on energy and your bills.

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