One easy way to save on energy cost, begins with a quick trip to your local Home Depot or Lowes. New energy efficiency standards on light bulbs are going into effect, traditional incandescent bulbs are becoming increasingly scarce on the shelves and will soon become extinct. However, many people still have these energy hogs in their homes today.
In the past, some consumers have steered clear of more energy efficient CFL bulbs because they don’t look as good as incandescent lights. The new LED bulbs, however, combine the warm tones of incandescent bulbs with the energy savings of CFL bulbs. Somewhat costly at $10 or more a bulb, the price tag on these lights are still pretty steep, but they are projected to last up to 20 years, making them good long-term investments considering how fast traditional light bulbs burn out.