Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Top Ten Tips to Save Energy

According to, these are the top ten tips to save energy.

  1. Setting Your Thermostat-Install a programmable thermostat compatible with your heating and cooling system. Make sure to set it comfortably low in the winter and comfortably high in the summer.

  2. Lower Your Water Heater Temperature- Follow the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees farenhiet.

  3. Using Power Strips-Plug your electronics into power strips. When turning off these electonics, power down using the power strip to prevent stand-by mode from drawing electricity unnecessarily.

  4. Washing Clothes or Dishes- Follow the full load guideline. Never use the dishwasher or washing machine unless it houses a full load.

  5. Power Down Computers and Monitors- Turning off monitors and computers when they are not being used can save energy and do not damage the computer.

  6. Drying Dishes-Air dry dishes rather than using the heated drying cycle.

  7. Washing in Cold Water-Wash your clothes in cold water. This decreases heating bill and is better for your clothes as well.

  8. Use Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs-These lightbulbs do not use less energy but they do last longer.

  9. Take Showers-Take short showers instead of baths. Also, use cold water to take a shower.

  10. Look for the Energy Star Label- Buy products that have an Energy Star label.

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