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19 Things You Can Do To Reduce Energy Consumption

1- Use energy efficient or CFL bulbs which can reduce your lighting cost by up to 30%.

2- Fill your water bottle with regular or filtered tap water or use a water filter.

3- Set your thermostat 2-3 degrees lower in the winter and 2-3 degrees higher in the summer then you normally would. This will help you save on heating and cooling costs.

4- Insulate your home well. Add weather stripping around doors, caulk and make sure that you fiberglass insulation is thick enough to keep heat and cool air from escaping out of the house.

5- Wrap your water heater in a special tank blanket for as low as $13.

6- Use a water heater timer and set it to turn off at night while your asleep.

7- Unplug appliances when you’re not using them.

8- Use a energy saving power strip. These specialized power strips sense when appliances are off and disables them from sucking energy.

9- Install blinds that help keep inside temperatures down in the summer.

10- Wash your clothes in cold water.

11- Replace old appliances with newer energy efficient appliances

12- Use the lower watt bulbs for lights that are used most often such as bathrooms and stairways.

13- Shut down electronics when they are not in use

14- Use a motion sensor lights for outside lighting.

15- Turn off lights when you’re not using them.

16- Invest in a programable thermostat. You can set it o off when your at work and program it to come on a few minutes before you return home.

17- Hang clothes to dry outdoors or indoors on a clothes dryer rack.

18- When replacing a dryer, get one with moisture sensor.

19- Conserve water by taking shorter showers.

What do you do to save energy?

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