Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ways to Conserve Energy- Part 1

By: Morganne Willams

There are many ways that we can conserve energy in many different places.

One place that you can conserve energy is In Your Home.

1.Clean or replace the air filters on your air conditioner at least once a month.

2.If you have central air conditioning, do not close vents in unused rooms.

3.Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120.

4.Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket.

5.Turn off or shut down your water heater if you are going to be away for an extended amount of time.

6.Turn off uneeded lights in all rooms even if you are only leaving for a second.

7.Set your refridgerator at 36-38 and your freezer at 0-5.

8.When useing an oven minimize the amount of times that you open the oven door, because it reduces the temperature by 25-30 degrees.

9.Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every load.

10.Unplug appliaces that are rarely used.

11.Use a microwave whenever possible instead of a conventional oven.

12.Wash clothes in warm or cold water when possible.

13.Reverse indoor ceiling fans n the summer and winter as reccommended.

14.Only use electric appliances when you need them.

15.Use CFL's to save money and energy.

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