Energy Saving Checklist

 

Great Energy Saving Tips


• Turn your air conditioner off if you’re going to be gone for an
extended period of time.

• Avoid producing heat in your home when it’s hot outside.

• Install timers on outdoor lights to make sure they are turned
off during the day. Note: CFL bulbs are not intended for use with digital
timers, so pick a mechanical one.

• Buy compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for light fixtures
you use more than two hours a day. A CFL bulb uses about 75 percent
less electricity to produce the same amount of light as a standard bulb.
Only 10 percent of the energy used by a regular incandescent bulb
actually goes toward producing light — the rest is wasted as heat!

• Dust your light fixtures regularly to prevent dirt build-up.
Dirt reduces a bulb’s light output.

• Turn off TVs, VCRs, stereos and DVD players when not in use.
Though these products use power in the standby mode, they use less
power when they are in standby mode than when they are on.

• Unplugging home electronics or turning them off by using a
power strip will save significant energy. However, cutting all power
to your equipment will erase any channel memory, clock settings
or other customized programming.

• Bake in glass or ceramic pans, allowing you to bake at a
temperature 25 degrees lower than your recipe recommends.

• Seal air leaks in windows using either rope caulk or a
caulking gun.

• Replace outdoor lighting with a motion-detector equipped bulb
or fixture.

• Lower your hot water heater to 120 degrees and drain any sediment.

• Install a low-flow shower head.

• Install Solar Panels

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• Recycle – Believe it or not, recycling reduces the amount of energy
needed to create new pre-cycled materials such as paper, cans, bottle,
and plastic.