Friday, July 22, 2016

Save Energy

Checklist for home owners to save money on their energy use

þ Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortable warm in the winter and comfortable cool in the summer.

þ Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR label.

þ Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.

þ Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.

þ 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 DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.

þ Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120 F.

þ Take short showers instead of baths.

þ Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.

þ Add Insulation to your attic.

þ Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as needed.

þ Look for ENERGY STAR label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the US Dept. of Energy and the EPA.

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