Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
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.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
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.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Suspiciously high electricity bills? Use a plug meter to measure individual electronics and find the offending energy hog.
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.
Replace your 10+ year old dehumidifier with a shiny new efficient unit.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Create your own team and see how much you can save together.
Promote the Energy Challenge at your school to build your team and save energy.
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