Tips to save energy dollars
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Saving energy and money go hand-in-hand. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has identified simple ways consumers can save both. For more energy saving information, visit energystar.gov.
Don’t get burned with hot water. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120F. Water heaters are the second highest source of home energy use. Turn the power off. Use timers and motion detectors to turn off lights. Unplug TV entertainment systems when travelling (use power strips for easy on/ off switching), and don’t leave your computer and monitor on needlessly.
Choose to air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Keep filters clean. Check furnace, heat pump, and AC filters once a month. Replace them regularly. Dirty filters can increase energy costs and damage equipment.
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