July 24th, 2012
Summer suns in Texas don’t mess around and the added expense of running your air conditioning can have your bills rocketing sky-high. If you’re just looking for free ways to conserve energy in your own home, there are lots of simple tricks that cost little to no money. Here are a few of our favorites
Use safety plugs in unused outlets, which can let outside air in when left open.
Replace old glaze on your window panes with putty to keep air inside your home.
Plug your chimney with fiberglass insulation when not in use and make sure the dampers are sealed tight.
Use rags or hand towels instead of paper towels.
Check the seal on your refrigerato
Clean out the lint screen each time you use your dryer.r by placing a dollar bill in the door, if it can be easily pulled out, it’s time to replace the gaskets.
Drive the speed limit!
Dust your light fixtures.
Save wire coat hangers by returning them to your dry cleaner.
Remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room!
Aside from all of these options, Grand View Builders save energy every day by using the products that are already placed in their homes. ENERGY STAR qualified homes like ours use reliable building technologies that are proven to save homeowners money. If you’re saving money with energy saving ideas, make sure to post them to our Facebook and