Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Replace your 15+ year old fridge 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!
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
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.
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
Use a free Energy Challenge widget to show off your energy skills!
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
Add a blanket to your water heater tank and insulate your pipes to keep your hot water, well, hot!
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