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Energy Saving Tips

Save money by becoming more energy efficient

10 ways you can reduce energy costs today

  • Switch to LED light bulbs – LED bulbs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer.
  • Be energy aware in the kitchen – ENERGY STAR® refrigerators use half the energy, always run a full dishwasher, and use the same size pot and stove element.
  • Take better control of HVAC – Set your thermostat 5 degrees higher when you’re away. And, a programmable thermostat can save up to $150 a year.
  • Help air flow freely – Replace HVAC filters every month, don’t block registers and, seal ductwork to save 20% or more on energy use.
  • Save on laundry – Set washers & dryers for the load size, wash clothes in cold and, reduce drying time by 15 minutes per load.
  • Shower smarter – Ten-minute showers save hot water and, lower your water heater thermostat to 120°F for added savings.
  • Consider windows – Install thermo-pane windows, open curtains and blinds for warmth and, shade with awnings and trees.
  • Unplug electronics – Turn power strips off when not in use. And, laptops are up to 90% more efficient than desktops.
  • Seal up your house – Keep attic insulation at R-30, seal gaps around doors & windows and, close fireplaces when not in use.
  • Invest in energy efficient appliances – These use the minimum amount of energy to function so they enhance the level of energy conservation.

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