Archive for the ‘Energy Saving Tips’ Category

Weather Strip

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Weather-strip around the seams of your air conditioner to provide better insulation, and reduce cooling costs.

 

Water Usage

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

To save energy and cut down on your water bill, take a shower instead of a bath.

 

Water Heater

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Set your water heater’s thermostat to “normal” or 120 degrees.

 

Washing Machine

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

When shopping for a new clothes washer, look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR clothes washers clean clothes using 50 percent less energy than standard washers.

 

Thermostat

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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

 

Recycle

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Need to recycle electronics, CFLs, batteries, paint or other household waste? Visit www.earth911.org to receive a list of recycling centers in your area.

 

Lighting

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

 

Landscape

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Plant trees or shrubs to shade your air conditioner, but don’t plant too close or you’ll block airflow.

 

Kitchen Appliances

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Keep your oven door closed when baking. Every time you open the oven door, the temperature can drop 25 degrees.

 

Fluorescent Bulbs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and reduce your electricity usage for light by 75 percent.