Saving Energy From the Comfort of Your Couch
Conserving energy and living a greener lifestyle sounds great, but all of that weatherizing and upgrading seems like hard work. Well, you can rest easy. There are plenty of things you can do to lower your utility bills and live more sustainably, all without hardly moving from your couch!
1. Hit the Off Button
Turn off the TV, game console or any other entertainment device when you're finished using it. The remote is never far away and hitting the power button is fast, free and easy.
2. Reach for the ENERGY STAR
Replace your older TV with an ENERGY STAR® rated model. ENERGY STAR TVs use up to 30 percent less energy than standard sets. You can shop online and have it delivered and installed. That way, you won't have to lift a finger, other than to pick up the remote!
3. Make an Adjustment
Have a Wi-Fi thermostat installed. You'll be able to adjust the temperature of your home from your smartphone or tablet no matter where you are, including your couch. If that still sounds like too much work, some smart models can program themselves based on your habits.
4. Get Smart
A home automation system is a smart way to save energy and live easier. From your couch, or anywhere, you'll be able to turn off lights, raise or lower the thermostat and control a variety of Wi-Fi enabled smart devices.
5. Find Your Comfort Zone
Looking to save more? Contact a qualified energy auditor to examine your home and provide you with a set of recommendations to save energy and improve comfort. Your auditor will do all of the work. All you have to do is supervise from the sofa!