Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
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.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
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.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
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.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
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.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
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.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
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!
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Suspiciously high electricity bills? Use a plug meter to measure individual electronics and find the offending energy hog.
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
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.
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