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Useful Energy Conservation Tips

Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is
comfortable in the summer.

Turn off and un-plug non-essential lights, computers and appliances. The electricity
generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air
than two average cars!

Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers, and electric ovens during
peak energy demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Close shades and blinds at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
This also applies during the day for warm climates.

Turn off the lights in any room you are not using and consider installing timers, photo
cells, or occupancy sensors to reduce the amount of time your lights are on.

Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat
senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run
longer than necessary.

Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short
period of time and can cause your unit to run constantly.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL) are four times more energy efficient than
incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting. Use CFLs in all the portable table
and floor lamps in your home. Carefully consider the size and fit of these systems
when you select them. Some home fixtures may not accommodate some of the
larger CFLs.

Select energy-efficient equipment when you buy new heating and cooling equipment.

For a more comprehensive list of conservation tips, please visit Energy Savers.

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