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Energy Saving Tips

Posted on April 10, 2014 by editor in blog

Spring cleaning is upon us. There are few extra “housekeeping” items you can do to get your house in tip top shape and lower those monthly bills.

 

*Replace lights with Energy Star light bulbs

*Wash your clothes in cold water

*Repair leaky faucets

*Unplug chargers, laptops and anything with “instant on” features

*Clean the dryer filter, clean and straighten exhaust hose to the outside

*Install a programmable thermostat in your home, lower settings when no one is home

*Caulk and weather-strip the exterior doors

House With Green Energy Clip Art*Close the flue in your fireplace and install glass doors

*Don’t block your vent system with furniture or drapes

*Use motion detector lights outside

*Clean out your heating and cooling vent system regularly

*Turn off your dishwasher after the wash cycle, and let dishes air dry

*Repair/replace refrigerator door seals if you feel any air or moisture leaking out

*Wash and dry several loads of laundry at once so the dry doesn’t completely have to heat up

*Clean the coils on the back of the refrigerator and keep the power save switch on

*Keep your oven door closed while cooking and try to grill out more

*Ceiling fans should constantly run low; counter clockwise in the summer and clockwise in the winter

*Lower your water heater to 120̊ F

*Tune up and clean your furnace every season

 

Contact your local utility provider to do an “energy audit” on your home and to learn about credits you can receive from making your home more efficient.


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