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Energy Savings Tips

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In honor of Earth Day, to help U.S. consumers go green and save green, follow these Simple, Yet Effective Energy-Saving Tips:

  1. Seal air leaks and properly insulate – Always the first steps for reducing energy waste, saving up to 20% on heating and cooling bills and increasing home comfort.
  2. Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use. (Sometimes the simplest things are really effective!)
  3. Use your windows shades – Close blinds on the sunny side in summer and open them in winter.
  4. A programmable thermostat, properly programmed, can save up to 10% on cooling and heating costs.
  5. Look for the Energy Star label, the government’s symbol of energy efficiency, on a wide range of consumer products to save up to 30% on related electricity bills.
  6. New & improved light bulbs – Reduce energy use from about a third to as much as 80% with today’s increasing number of energy-efficient halogen incandescent, compact fluorescents and LEDs.
  7. Clean or change furnace filters regularly. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm.
  8. Reduce water heater temperature to 130° F to save energy and money on heating water; and wrap the water storage tank in a specially-designed “blanket” to retain the heat.
  9. Wash clothes in cold water to save $63 a year.
  10. Use low-flow faucets and shower heads to save on water bills, too.

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