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.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
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.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
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.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Replace your 20+ year old furnace 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.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
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.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!
Promote your work's Challenge team and help your coworkers save money in their homes.
Suspiciously high electricity bills? Use a plug meter to measure individual electronics and find the offending energy hog.
Create your own team and see how much you can save together.
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