You've heard it plenty of time before, but every little bit helps. Even seemingly small changes can add up in big ways, and those changes can save you money, energy, time, and stress. We love looking at solutions to complex problems, but there are some very simple things that can make a difference, too. 

We've picked out three of those easy, simple changes for you to focus on in 2018. A new year is a great opportunity to make the effort and build the habit to reduce your energy needs. Day after day, the small decrease will save you money and can play a part in the future of the planet. 

1. Unplug. Leaving phone chargers, computer chargers, video game systems, even many old televisions are constantly taking a trickle of electricity all of the time. Even if they aren't powered on, they're in a mode that still uses energy so that they're ready to work the second you hit the button. It may not seem like much, but an entire household of these appliances and chargers can add up, especially over the lifetime of that appliance. Luckily, it's one of easiest energy-wasters to combat. Unplug printers, chargers, and other electronics when not in use, or use a smart power strip that you can flip on and off as needed. Simple!  

2. Stuff Your Flue. There's nothing like a warm, crackling fire. But when the flame goes out, you could be losing your heat - and money - straight up the chimney. Depending on your system, you may also be incurring strong drafts of cold air coming in. If your thermostat is located in the same room, that cold draft might be kicking on your furnace and costing you even more! You can find dampeners, plugs, and even use hand-cut insulation that will help keep cold air out and your warm air in. 

3. Get the LED in. Incandescent bulbs are inefficient. They're so famously out of date that light bulbs have become the go-to example of easy ways to improve energy reduction. And yet, there are millions of people who haven't made the switch to LED! Maybe you just need to hear the numbers. A 60 Watt incandescent bulb can use up to 244 Watts in four hours. On the other hand, an 8 Watt LED will use just 32 Watts in the same amount of time, while lasting up to 50,000 hours; incandescent bulbs last just 1,000-2,000 hours. LED bulbs may be more expensive, but they're the perfect example of investing upfront to save big in the long run. 

From everyone at Keen, we hope you have a great 2018 and ring in this new year with friends and family. What efforts will you make yourself and your community healthier and happier?


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