Tips For Saving Energy In Your Home

by Admin on September 1, 2011

Tips to Save Energy Today Easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy: • Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer. • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® label. • Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle. • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use. • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVD players in standby mode still use several watts of power). • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F. • Take short showers instead of baths. • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. • Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gasoline. • Look for the ENERGY STAR label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. • Visit www.energysavers.gov for more energy-saving ideas. Source: www.energysavers.gov

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