Friday, January 10, 2014

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day - Todayh is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.

Here are some tips for celebrating this day by cutting your energy costs:

  • Turn down the heat!
  • Upgrade to an Energy Star programmable thermostat if you can.
  • Weatherproof the house. Adding simple things like caulk and weather-stripping around doors and windows that are not adequately sealed can really make a difference.
  • If possible, add more insulation to your home.
  • Switch out those old light bulbs and replace them with the energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Turn off the television, radio and/or computer when not in use.
  • Close the window blinds/curtains when it is very warm or extremely windy/cold.
  • When it is time to purchase a new appliance, make sure it is ENERGY STAR rated.
  • Wait until the dishwasher or washing machine/dryer is completely full before you start a new load.
  • Install low-flow shower heads to help save water.
  • Fix those leaky/dripping faucets and running toilets.
  • Landscaping with shade trees can help block wind and the sun and reduce those energy bills.
  • Learn how you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars by using the free onlineHome Energy Saver.

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