Energy-Efficiency Tools: How to Lower your Energy Costs

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Tips on how to reduce your energy costs

list of top energy efficient tips
Download a copy of this fridge magnet to remind your household the ways to save energy.
  • Wash clothes in cold water.
  • Do full loads of laundry.
  • Use a clothesline
  • Use ceiling fans to stay cool.
  • Open windows on nice days.
  • Take short showers.
  • Switch to LED light bulbs.
  • Keep air vents clear.
  • Unplug unused electronics.
  • Use power strips to conserve electricity.
  • Keep the lint trap in the dryer clean.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to lower the heat at night and when the house is empty during the day.
  • Use heavy cloth curtains or insulating blinds to cover the windows at night.
  • Wrap your hot-water heater in a blanket or install a timer.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead.
  • Keep the coils of your refrigerator clean.
  • Add insulation to your house.

This list was created with the assistance of Charles Hendricks and Johann Zimmerman.

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