- 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.
- Lower Your Water Heater Temperature- Follow the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees farenhiet.
- 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.
- Washing Clothes or Dishes- Follow the full load guideline. Never use the dishwasher or washing machine unless it houses a full load.
- 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.
- Drying Dishes-Air dry dishes rather than using the heated drying cycle.
- Washing in Cold Water-Wash your clothes in cold water. This decreases heating bill and is better for your clothes as well.
- Use Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs-These lightbulbs do not use less energy but they do last longer.
- Take Showers-Take short showers instead of baths. Also, use cold water to take a shower.
- Look for the Energy Star Label- Buy products that have an Energy Star label.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Top Ten Tips to Save Energy
According to About.com, these are the top ten tips to save energy.