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How to Lower Your Home Energy Bill By Changing Your Light Bulbs

As a homeowner, I’m well aware of my energy costs, especially as the colder months approach. I’ve replaced windows, sealed doors and made investment in ways to heat and cool my home more efficiently, but sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Changing your light bulbs might be one of the most overlooked areas to lower your home energy bills.

As a homeowner, I’m well aware of my energy costs, especially as the colder months approach. I’ve replaced windows, sealed doors and made investment in ways to heat and cool my home more efficiently, but sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Changing your light bulbs might be one of the most overlooked areas to lower your home energy bills.

In the video above from Inhabitat.com, they cover a number of ways that swapping out those old light bulbs for energy efficient ones can have a serious impact on your energy costs.

One thing I learned is that not all energy efficient bulbs are the same. Who knew, right? The video goes into some of the main difference between different types of bulbs and where they might work best for the needs in your home.

What’s also interesting is they highlight the coming light bulb ban, aka the Federal Energy Savings Act, which phases out high-wattage incandescent bulbs.

Take a look at the video above and see if making some simple lighting changes can have a big impact on your home.

 

Image courtesy of Flickr user nodomain1

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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