Wendy Koch

13 ways to celebrate Earth Day and slash your home energy bills

With simple steps, you can save hundreds of dollars in home energy costs each year.

Many steps such as turning off lights don’t cost a dime. Others can include home automation devices to remotely adjust your thermostat or brew morning coffee, but low-tech efforts will also work. You can save up to $100 a year by replacing five incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, according to SmarterHouse.org. LEDs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer.

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