Cutting back on your electricity usage is probably a lot easier than you may have thought. With a few simple changes and perhaps some bigger ones, you can lower your carbon footprint while cutting down on energy costs. You will find some good starting blocks in the article ahead.

You can reduce your energy usage by just reducing your electricity usage. When not using a certain appliance, unplug it from the outlet. Turn off the lights and TV when not in the room. This little tip will save you money in the long run.

Switch to water heating systems that use solar power to heat hot tubs, pools and indoor water. Heating your water with natural gas or electricity is inefficient. However, solar water is inexpensive and more efficient. Although these upgrades could cost a lot, they also might qualify for energy tax deductions.

Unplug your chargers when they aren’t …