Energy: How can you use it efficiently?

Energy. It’s available whenever we need it, and we don’t have to worry about it running out! As a homeowner, however,  you may wonder how to use less. In today’s blog, we will discuss a few simple ways to conserve energy!

Indoor Lighting

Try replacing traditional light bulbs with Energy Star LED bulbs.

Also, simply turning off lights when you are not in the room can save a lot of energy!

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is typically left on longer than indoor lighting, so investing in some good solar-powered lights or putting your lights on a timer can help cut energy costs.

Washer and Dryer

Some of us use our washers and dryers daily. If that sounds like you, use cold water where possible. Since most of the energy is used when heating the water, this simple change can make a big difference.

Also, try running two loads of laundry back to back! This ensures you get the most out of the dryer’s heat buildup!


Doors can be a critical component to the energy efficiency of a home.

Doors with foam insulation cores offer the best insulation and energy efficiency, and using weather stripping around the edge will ensure a tight seal.

Here at Prodigy Homes, Inc. we use Therma-Tru fiberglass doors because “they are filled with an exceptional heat- and cold-resistant

material that helps keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.”

Curtain and Shades

Drawing curtains and shades to block direct sunlight can keep your home cool and save you money on your energy bill. Simple, yet effective!

Carpets and Rugs

Carpets and rugs are an adorable addition to any room! On top of that, they can help insulate your floors and help it retain heat!

Being energy efficient saves money and will benefit you in the long- run! Try using one of the tips and let us know what you think!

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