National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 (337 days from today).
The National Cut Your Energy Costs Day on January 10 pays attention to an important but often overlooked topic, and is key for many reasons. Wasting energy is one of the worst things we can do in our lives, for the planet, for our wallets, and even, essentially, for each other. Perhaps most importantly for your National Cut Energy Costs Day, this is one of those things where a little effort can yield huge returns, such as, in many cases, savings. You can afford to spend a whole vacation.
History of Cut Your Energy Costs Day
We rely heavily on electricity and use a lot of energy to keep our homes warm in winter and cool in summer. Heating and cooling costs are the biggest amount we pay throughout the year and a problem everyone complains about.
According to Energy.gov, homes account for 22% of energy use in the United States. Our lights, connectors, laptops and TVs are always plugged in. We have many options to save money and save energy in your home. Simple things like showering for a shorter time, low temperatures, and trimming unused equipment can all produce various improvements. The less energy we use, the better for the environment.
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Coalition first established the National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Its broader social relevance means it is observed in many parts of the world, including the US and UK, the media often selectively posting energy saving tips for their readers.
How to Celebrate Cut Your Energy Costs Day
The first and best way to celebrate your Cut Energy Costs Day is to go inside and have your entire home assessed, or call in a professional to do it. There are many things to consider that could come to your attention and it all starts with heating and cooling.
You can start by pricing in the cost of installing a programmable thermostat. It's easy to raise the temperature in your home and forget to turn it off when you go to bed or leave the house, wasting precious energy heating unused spaces. The programmable thermostat will allow you to set the time and date the temperature will be adjusted, helping to keep your home at the perfect temperature without wasting any money.
The next thing to do is look at your devices. Old and inefficient appliances don't save energy and can lead to very high electricity bills, so you definitely want to assess the cost of your current appliances and see if it helps you save money in the long run to replace it or not. Refrigerator, freezers, dishwashers, Clothes washers and every other appliance in your home can lead to some really high costs.
Furthermore, you want to check is the insulation in your home. Old or inefficient insulation can make some big difference to heating and cooling your home. Winter is the best time to brainstorm, if your home tends to develop icicles and has large patches on the roof where the snowmelts, chances are you have an insulation leak in the area and that costs you money every minute every day.
This is just your start, Cut Energy Costs Day is a great time to fully appreciate it, find a local pro today!
ObservedNational Cut Your Energy Costs Day has been observed annually on January 10th.
Monday, January 10th, 2022
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
Friday, January 10th, 2025
Saturday, January 10th, 2026