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39 Ways To Save Energy And Money!

By Edited Jun 3, 2015 1 1

Here's 39 Ways to save energy and money!

1.) Clean or change your air conditioning filter

2.) Install a programmable thermostat

3.) Prevent air leaks throughout your house by caulking

4.) Replace old windows with Energy Star windows

5.) Use a thermal pool blanket, instead of heating the pool

6.) Unplug electronics that draw power even when turned off

7.) Upgrade to Energy Star appliances

8.) Wash only full loads of laundry

9.) Hang-dry wet clothes rather than using a dryer

10.) Set dishwasher to air-dry, and only use when full

11.) Make shower times shorter to save hot water

12.) Install low flow toilets

13.) Fix leaking faucets

14.) Turn off the air conditioner or heat when not home

15.) Replace older lightbulbs with energy-efficient CFL's (Compact flourescent Lightbulbs)

16.) Install dimmer light switches

17.) Use solar-powered outdoor lighting

18.) Turn off lights that are not in use

19.) Put your water heater on vacation setting when travelling or away

20.) Wrap your water heater in an insulation jacket

21.) Recycle and compost regularly

22.) Take a shower instead of a bath

23.) Use an energy-efficient shower head

24.) Use reusable shopping bags

25.) Buy fresh foods instead of frozen foods

26.) Keep your car and engine in good condition

27.) Check your tires to make sure they're properly inflated

28.) Use an energy efficient pet door

29.) Lower the thermostat by a degree or two

30.) Turn off the computer, don't use screen savers

31.) Wash laundry in cold water

32.) Wather strip all outside leading doors

33.) Wash dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher

34.) Close curtains or blinds to provide more insulation

35.) For outdoor security lights, use motion detectors

36.) Adjust your sprinkler so you're not watering the sidewalk or road

37.) Water your lawn in the morning or evening to lessen evaporation

38.) Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it gets into the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.

39.) Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving

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Comments

Nov 8, 2011 5:26pm
oxfordian
This is terrific. It's a very practical check list... just print it out and go through your house! Thanks.
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