Looking for a way to reduce energy expenses? Most homeowners complain that their energy costs are the second-largest expense after their mortgage payment.

With that being said here are a few small changes that homeowners can implement. Tips that will add up to big savings on your energy bill.

They are simple things that can be done like skipping the heat dry setting on the dishwasher. If you stop hitting that button for each load, you can save up to $27 a year.

Go back and inspect your fridge and freezer temperatures. You can be efficient with refrigeration when your temperature settings are ideal.

Skip the dryer and hang your clothes to dry.  Set a goal to line dry  50% of your weekly laundry and watch the savings stack up. You can also toss a dry towel in the dryer load which can significantly reduce your drying time.

Keep an eye on your thermostat because when you manage it well it can save you money. Lowering the temperature between two and five degrees can save you 10% on monthly electric expenses.

Be smart about window coverings. Make sure that they don’t block vents in a room but instead that they promote airflow and blackout afternoon sun in the summer.

These simple free changes can help reduce energy expenses effectively.

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