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10 Quick Tips For Saving Energy

 
 
Posted Wednesday, January 2nd 2013 @ 3pm

No-Cost Tips for Saving Energy

 

 

            Tip #1 - Lock your windows. Don’t just close them, but lock them to create an airtight seal that keeps out air leaks and drafts.

 

            Tip #2 – Plug power-draining computers and electronic equipment into a power strip with a switch, so they can all be easily turned off when not in use.

 

            Tip #3 - Turn off lights when leaving a room.

 

            Tip #4 - Get free solar heat by opening the blinds and shades on your windows during the day.

 

            Tip #5 - Chill out and do your laundry in cold water.

 

            Tip #6 – Add a sweater and lower the thermostat. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you may be able to save 5 percent on heating costs.

 

            Tip #7 – Run only full loads in your dishwasher.

 

            Tip #8 – Remove lint often from your clothes dryer and its outside vent. And, run your dryer in the evening, when the extra heat helps warm your house.

 

            Tip #9 – Close the doors (and the heating vents) in rooms with minimal use, like walk-in closets, laundry rooms and guest bedrooms, to reduce heat use in those areas.

 

            Tip #10 – Snuggle up under more blankets at night and turn your heat down lower to reduce energy costs.

 
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