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Turn off lights when not needed

223 people do this
Why?  In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a ... more

Save up to $20.00 per year

Avoid over-drying clothes

187 people do this
Why?  Hang drying is the most energy efficient and low cost approach to drying clothes. When circumstances do not allow for hang drying, you can still save some ... more

Save up to $10.00 per year

Close your shades in the summer

166 people do this
Why?  Sunlight passing through windows heats your home and makes your air conditioner work harder. You can block this heat by keeping blinds or drapes closed on ... more

Save up to $35.00 per year

Wash clothes with cold water

165 people do this
Why?  Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Clear area around vents

154 people do this
Why?  Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work ... more

Save up to $10.00 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

138 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $55.00 per year

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