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Ways to Save Energy at Home

| May 17, 2019
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There are a lot of ways to save energy at home, including a few you might not have thought of. Here are a few energy saving tips that are different and doable:

Energy-efficient landscaping: Plan where you place shade trees around the house, and you could save between $100 and $250, annually.

Duct check: To avoid wasting energy, have your ducts inspected to ensure they’re sealed properly and insulated if necessary.

In hot water: Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F) and save energy.

Cook small: Use your microwave, toaster oven, or grill appliance rather than the oven. You’ll use less energy and avoid excess heat that increases room temperature.

Use a power strip: Leaving a computer on all day can cost about 21 cents per day or about $75 per year. Plug your computer, printer, and other home office items into a multiple-outlet strip, which can turn everything off with the flip of a switch.

Tip adapted from Energy.gov[i]

[i]https://www.energy.gov/articles/top-11-things-you-didnt-know-about-saving-energy-home-summer-edition

 

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