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Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your central air needs a tune up every spring.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
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