Whether you’re looking to save money on your electric bills or know that you’re doing good things for the environment, you’ve come to the right place.

This blog covers a series of simple and yet highly effective energy hacks that will improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Here are a handful of easy energy hacks to reduce your electric bills:

Turn the lights off. This is a simple one, and yet so many people are guilty of not following it. Make it a habit that whenever you leave a room, you will always turn off the lights. This is a guaranteed way to save money on your monthly utility bills.

Air dry dishes. Turn off the heat dry setting on your dishwasher and instead allow your dishes to dry out in the air. If you think about it, heat drying your dishes is only steaming your dishes dry. Why spend money to do that when you can just leave them out to dry instead?

Throw in the towel. The next time you dry your laundry, throw in a dry towel. This will help to soak up excessive water and reduce drying times.

Switch to LED lights. LED lights cost more up front, but they use significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs and therefore save you money over the long term. LED lights can last up to 25,000 hours, while incandescent lights will last under a 1,000. LifeStyle Homes includes LED lights in all homes we build as part of our SunSmart energy-saving package. 

Use ceiling fans. In the warm summer months, up to 70% of your summer utility bills can go to cooling down your home. Ceiling fans will without question be the cheapest and most efficient way to cool down your home.