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Why? You can save up to 10% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 7-10°F for eight...
Save up to $130 per year
692 people do this
Why? The average American spends about 8 minutes taking a shower roughly once a day. Reducing average shower time by 1 minute can result in a 13% decrease in...
Save up to $20 per year
2,749 people do this
Why? Water heating accounts for up to 20% of a typical home's total energy use. You can save up to 22% of energy spent on water heating annually by lowering the...
Save up to $45 per year
1,605 people do this
Why? Overhead bulbs can brighten a space, but often use more light than you really need. Using a kitchen counter light while preparing dinner—or a small lamp to...
Save up to $95 per year
2,464 people do this
Why? Increase the amount of natural light that enters your home to reduce your need for artificial lighting. By opening shutters, horizontal blinds, and skylights,...
4,010 people do this
Why? Many pool owners find that they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run time. In fact, reducing run time by 60-75% in some...
Save up to $280 per year
742 people do this
Why? A typical clothes dryer can use up to four times more energy than a new clothes dryer. Hang-drying laundry saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes,...
Save up to $125 per year
2,404 people do this
Why? About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to heat the water. Unless your clothes have oily stains, washing with cold or warm water will...
Save up to $35 per year
10,515 people do this
Why? Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit—the condenser—needs to be able to...
Save up to $10 this summer
2,784 people do this
Why? The edges of doors are often poorly sealed, allowing cold air to seep into your warm home. If you can't install weatherstripping right away, you can...
Save up to $10 per year
410 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...
Save up to $30 per year
12,130 people do this
Why? You can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10°F for eight hours a day from its normal...
Save up to $40 per year
4,835 people do this
Why? Most set-top boxes in homes today continuously operate at near full power, even when no one is actively watching or recording a show. Households with one HD...
Save up to $70 per year
5,246 people do this
Why? Many electronic devices continue to draw power even when they are turned off. By unplugging devices and chargers when they are not in use, you can avoid...
9,994 people do this
Why? The condenser coils under or on the back (usually older units) of your refrigerator are used to transfer heat from the inside to the outside of the unit. If...
Save up to $15 per year
4,627 people do this
Why? Electricity use for heated blankets and heating pads can add up and may contribute to overall energy use in the winter. If you use one of these devices to...
363 people do this