infographic home energy savings

infographic home energy savings
Energy Savings
& H O M E AU TO M AT I O N
The average US household
spends over $1,300 per
year on energy costs.
Luckily, with increases in technology and awareness, there
are many things the average household can do to mitigate
costs. Explore Protection 1’s energy saving tips below,
categorized by different rooms in a typical home.
Home Automation allows you to control many aspects of your home that can lead to huge energy savings.
Home Automation allows you to manage and control your home from anywhere, and is perfect for automating daily tasks
for better energy savings or remotely controlling areas of your home.
*Additional tip: follow the tablet icons to see what small
changes can be controlled through home automation
K itchen
Faucet
Energy Tips:
Appliances
Energy Tips:
Faucet aerators could
also cut up to 50%
of water heating
costs
Turn off appliances
when not in use
Unplug unused
electronics &
appliances, which use
energy even if they
are not on or working
Dishwasher Energy Tips:
Living Room
Lighting
Energy Tips:
Electronics
Energy Tips:
Dim lights to reduce
energy usage & shut
lights off when unneeded
Turn off electronics
when not in use
Unplug unused
electronics, which use
energy even if they
are not on or working
Replace standard bulbs
with compact fluorescent
bulbs to save up to 75%
of lighting costs
Basement
Water Heater Energy Tips:
Water heating makes
up 13% of home
energy costs
Turn your water heater
setting to 120° when
home & the lowest setting
when you are away
Laundry
Energy Tips:
Heating
Energy Tips:
When away from
home, adjust
temperature lower or
higher to save energy
90% of energy
used by laundry
machines is to heat
the water
Setting your heating 5°
lower can save up to
20% in costs
Wash clothes in cold
water when possible to
save energy and money
Bathroom
Shower
Energy Tips:
Toilet Energy
Tips:
Installation of low-flow
shower heads cuts water
usage by up to 50%
Standard toilets account
for 26% of all indoor
water usage
Adding a toilet dam in
the back of a toilet tank
can save 5 liters per
flush
Low-flow heads will also
cut water heating costs
and could save up to
$300 a year
Home Automation Benefits
A simple way to control the
majority of the energy
savings above is through
home automation.
Home automation is the process of automating parts of the
home, including controlling appliances, lighting, temperature,
security, and more. Check out the benefits that home
automation has in respect to energy savings.
Appliances
Lights
Thermostat
Save energy by
remotely monitoring
active appliances,
turning them off when
you don't need them.
Control lights automatically
& remotely. Set to a specific
dim setting to save energy, or
remotely shut off if you forgot
when you left home.
Control heat remotely &
automatically. Automatically
having your heat decrease
when you are asleep can save
energy and money.
Sources
www.protection1.com
www.fypower.org
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