Many of us have bad habits that waste energy, and the first step to saving energy is eliminating those habits.

If you are concerned about saving energy in your home, then you need to give up the bad habits that are wasting energy. Unfortunately, most of those habits are so ingrained in us that we don’t even realize we are doing them anymore! That’s why, in our previous blog, the experts at Apex Home Energy Savings went over several bad habits that waste energy in your home. Here are the last few energy-wasting habits that you need to give up in order to start saving:

Habit #8. You take baths instead of showers.

Don’t get us wrong, we know that nothing is quite as relaxing as sipping a glass of wine in a bubble bath while you are surrounding by the soft glow of candlelight. Baths are okay every once in a while, but from an energy standpoint, they should not be your primary method of getting clean. Opting for a shower over a bath could save you up to 3,600 gallons of water over the course of a year.

Habit #9. You fall asleep with the television on.

When your mind is going a million miles an hour, sometimes you just need a bit of distraction while falling asleep; trust us, we get it. However, falling asleep with the television on could potentially waste lots of energy. Thankfully, newer models tend to be more efficient, but if you have an older television, you could be wasting over $50 a year. If your television has a sleep timer, use it!

Habit #10. Washing partial loads of laundry or dishes.

Dishwashers and washing machines have made our lives easier in so many ways, but they can also use a lot of energy. That is why it is so important to make the most out of every load. Wait until your dishwasher or your washing machine is completely full before you start it. In fact, if you use your dishwasher two days fewer a week, you could save around $20 per year.

As you can see, it’s all too easy to hemorrhage energy in your home without even realizing it. Now that you know which energy-wasting habits to avoid, it’s time to make sure that your San Antonio home is as efficient as possible, and the best way to do that is with a home energy audit. Schedule your free energy audit today!