by Grace and Julie
There are many things we can do to save energy.
~Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. They cost a little more that regular light bulbs, but you can save about $25 dollars in the life of each bulb.
~Insulate your home. This saves energy and money, helps maintain a regular temperature in your home, and makes ceilings, roofs and walls warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
~Unplug appliances that aren't in use. Even when they are off, electronics that are plugged in still pull energy. This saves energy and can save $5.00 to $10.00 on your electric bill each month.
~ Use energy efficient appliances. Energy efficient washing machines, dryers and T.V.s are available. Although they may cost a little more, the energy and money savings will pay them off over time.
~Use solar energy. Solar power is one of the best ways to save money and electricity. Solar panels are generally pretty expensive, but they usually pay for themselves within 15 years.