Secondly, turning gadgets off and avoiding the urge to leave items on standby will also have a positive impact.
She recommends refrigerators as a good place to start, as these can sap power at a substantial rate.
"If your appliances were born before the 90s, it may be time for an upgrade. Across the board, decade-old appliances are about half as efficient as new," Ms Barton states.
The expert goes on to recommend targeting dishwashers and ovens as other great users of energy.
Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, author of an article for ajc.com, recently suggested using a new thermostat as a way to cut fuel use.
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