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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Energy Saving Tips

• Install a programmable thermostat
to keep your house comfortably
warm in the winter and comfortably
cool in the summer.

• Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
with the ENERGY STAR® label.

• Air dry dishes instead of using your
dishwasher’s drying cycle.

• Turn off your computer and monitor
when not in use.

• Plug home electronics, such as TVs
and DVD players, into power strips;
turn the power strips off when the
equipment is not in use (TVs and
DVDs in standby mode still use
several watts of power).

• Lower the thermostat on your
hot water heater to 120°F.

• Take short showers instead of
baths.

• Wash only full loads of dishes and
clothes.

• Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving
(speeding, rapid acceleration and
braking) wastes gasoline.

• Look for the ENERGY STAR label
on home appliances and products.
ENERGY STAR products meet strict
efficiency guidelines set by the
U.S. Department of Energy and the
Environmental Protection Agency.

• Visit www.energysavers.gov for
more energy-saving ideas.

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