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- You can reduce energy usage and lower your energy bills by turning your water heater down to 120 degrees or the “normal” setting, and insulate exposed hot water pipes.
- By turning off your computer you reduce energy use and can lower your energy bills as well. Contrary to popular belief, you won’t shorten the life of your computer by turning it on and off, but you will save energy. When you leave the room, also remember to turn off the light.
- Save energy and money by filling your dishwasher and clothes washer. Washing a full load saves water and the energy needed to heat the water. Plus, you’ll use less laundry or dish washing detergent.
- On hot summer days use your microwave to save energy. A microwave uses two-thirds less energy than a regular oven. And because it doesn’t emit heat into your kitchen, your air conditioner won’t work as hard on warm days.
- Reduce your energy usage by closing your window shades in summer. Black-out blinds or curtains can provide maximum protection from the sun’s strong summer rays.
- Simply lowering your air conditioner by just one degree will reduce your energy use and lower your bills. One degree will decrease your energy use by 3 percent and you may not even notice the difference.
- Avoid wasting water by fixing leaks. Conserving water is generally an eco-friendly move, but if you’re leaking warm or hot water, your water heater may be working overtime and consuming energy unnecessarily.
- Refrigerators use more electricity when replacing it’s cool temperature. Repeatedly opening and closing the refrigerator door, or holding it open while you decide on a snack, lets out the cold air. So avoid opening and closing the door.
- Capture the sun’s natural energy by opening your window shades in winter. In addition, make sure your windows are sealed from drafts. It’s costly to heat the outside.
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