Energy Saving Tips
Tips
Switch your standard light bulbs to CFL bulbs. They last five to ten times longer, and can save you about 90% of your electric bill.
By setting your thermostat to 78 degree Fahrenheit will keep your home cool, by constantly adjusting the thermostat, you can waste more energy.
Look for ENERGYSTAR labeled products, for more information visit http://www.energystar.gov/
Use power strips and surges for electronics and gadgets. You can power off the switch to turn off all devices at one time.
Adjust your water heater to 120 degrees to make it more energy efficient, and save lower your energy bill.
LED and LCD ENERGYSTAR labeled TVs are more energy efficient than plasma TVs.
Check your air filter and replace them every month.
Solar Lights charge with the sun and are ideal for outdoor lighting. Some solar lights automatically turn on at dusk.
For offices, install Plug Load Controllers to control desktop monitors, lights, and fans for cubicles. These controllers can be powered off during non-business hours.
Ask your local hardware store about weather-stripping your home business. Weather-stripping seal air leaks, improve air quality, and save money on energy costs. For more information on weather-stripping please visit :

http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/weatherstripping
You can reduce cooking energy by as much as 80% when using your microwave for small portions.
Make sure that connections of air vents are well sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceilings.
Unplug any battery chargers or power adapters when not in use.
ENERGYSTAR qualified air conditioners include timers to save money on your electric bill.
Adjust your power management settings on your computer and monitors to save energy.
Wash your clothes with cold water if possible to prolong the life of your clothes and save money on your utility bill.
Gas dryers tend to use less energy than electric dryers. Try air drying clothes that can avoid the dryer.
LED rope lights use two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent rope lights.
Clean refrigerator coils twice a year and gaskets. Try inserting a dollar bill between the door and see if it slips out.
Try investing in solar screens, films, or awnings to keep rooms more cool.
Use water saving showerheads and faucets to save water.
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