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Tips on Saving Energy

Below are our tips on saving energy.

  • Don't use hot water unless you really need to do so

  • Unplug fully charged devices

  • Don't use "sleep mode" on tablets, computers, phones, TVs, or any other electric devices; they're working just as hard as they would be with the display on

  • To make lithium-ion batteries (found in electric toys, cell phones, computers, electric vehicles, and appliances small and large) last longer, keep the charge level between 20 and 80 percent charged

  • Get rid of incandescent bulbs; they're horribly inefficient and use 3 to 5 percent of the energy that is supplied them in luminosity and are much better heaters

  • Get a programmable thermostat, and don't heat it past 65°F (18.3° C) or cool it past 75°F/23.8°C

  • Insulate your home

  • Wash your clothes and dishes in cold water

  • Use natural light

  • Put on layers or use a blanket rather than turning up the heat

  • Take off layers, don't start the air conditioning

  • Use Energy Star-approved appliances, which save energy

  • If your home has a sliding-glass door, keep the track clean--a dirty track doesn't seal as well

  • Check the seals on your refrigerator door

  • Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning

  • Plant trees and shrubs as windbreaks to avoid wild, chilly winds. Place at right angles to the wind on the side of your house that gets the most wind. Be conscious of defensible space.

  • Use double-pane windows, which insulate your house better than the usual windows.

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