Tips to Save Energy Today

Here are 10 easy low-cost ways to save energy.

  1. Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer.
  2. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the Energy Star label.
  3. Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
  4. Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
  5. Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use.
  6. Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120 F
  7. Take short showers instead of baths.
  8. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  9. Drive sensibly.  Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gasoline.
  10. Look for the Energy Star Label on home appliances and products.  Energy start products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department on Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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