Conserving energy in your home is good for the environment and saves money. The problem for most people is that they assume it needs to involve either a big investment with little return or a major inconvenience. Although people have good intentions to save energy, they certainly don't want to be uncomfortable in their home. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save energy without a lot of hassle, and once you realize how easy and affordable it can be, you will want to start saving today.
If you want to see the biggest savings, you will need to make an investment. Updating your HVAC system to an energy-efficient unit will make the biggest difference on monthly utility costs. Although it is a big investment, you will see big savings on your bill. You can also update smaller appliances throughout your home to see savings as well.
If you're not ready for that big of an investment, there are still plenty of opportunities to save energy throughout your home. Make sure you turn lights off when you leave the room, and consider switching to Energy Star light bulbs as well. Install a programmable thermostat so you don't waste energy while you are away, and make sure all your windows and doors are shut when you have the air or heat on. Saving energy doesn't have to be hard or expensive, and the infographic below originally syndicated by Griffith Energy Services offers more great advice to save energy and money throughout your home.