Four Easy and Unusual Ways to Save Energy and Become a “Smarter” Home

ABB Energy Saving Products

Who doesn’t want to make their home smarter and more energy efficient?  We all know energy saving basics – turn off the lights when you leave a room, make sure doors and windows are sealed properly and monitor your thermostat. But did you know that your home can energy in other places? Thomas & Betts, an ABB company, offers these four unusual places to save energy and money around the home.

ABB Energy Saving Products

ABB Energy Saving Products

Uncovered windows – Window treatments are an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to conserve energy. Installing window treatments and keeping them closed prevents heat from entering your home through your windows and diminishes the demands on your air conditioning system.

Dirty refrigerator – Cleaning out your refrigerator helps your refrigerator run more efficiently. As you clean, be sure to vacuum and remove residue from refrigerator coils. This ensures that the refrigerator is cooling properly and not wasting energy.

Extension cords in high-traffic rooms – Extension cords are often used to power appliances, lamps, televisions and speakers, but did you know that these cords can lose energy when continuously plugged into appliances? Installing floor boxes can enable easy access points to electrical outlets from anywhere in the room, eliminating the need for extension cords and energy loss.

Cable entry points

As it cools down and you turn your heat

Tight Draft Box for Cable Entry Points

Tight Draft Box for Cable Entry Points

Finally, Thomas & Betts showcased its energy saving products as a part of the New American Home’s Energy-Saving Design. All which headlined the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.