Don’t panic if high home energy bills are blowing a hole in your budget. Lower cooling, heating and water costs are within your reach.
Obvious steps to conserve energy include turning off the lights when leaving a room, limiting the amount of time spent in the shower, and running the clothes washer/dryer and dishwasher only when they’re full.
But there are also less apparent ways to save. Following are five ways to lower energy consumption and utility bills.