Category: Energy Efficiency

Winter Weather Energy Efficiency Tips

Winter Weather Energy Efficiency Tips Energy efficiency doesn’t have to break your budget. There are plenty of ways to conserve energy during the winter months. Keep your energy bill down this winter with these tips and tricks: Drape Delivery: Are you using your curtains to capture heat? Make sure drapes and shades are open to catch free solar heat during the day. Close them at night to keep the heat inside. Thermostat: Set your thermostat to 68°F (or lower if comfortable). Got tape? Though not as durable as foam, rubber, or vinyl, you can use non-porous tape (first aid...

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Christmas Energy Efficiency

Christmas Energy Efficiency   ‘Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even some mechanical figures. While these decorations certainly may be symbols of the season, it’s easy to forget just how much energy and resources they consume. A typical strand of lights uses around 300 watts of electricity. Multiply those figures by...

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Cool Down Your Water To Save Money

Cool Down Your Water To Save Money Save yourself some money by setting your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees. One and two person households could further benefit by dropping their thermostat to 115 degrees. This helps cut down on the amount energy that you are using and helps prevent the corrosion of your pipes. Not only that, but a lower temperature will prevent any scalding when you turn the hot water on full blast. Let’s look first at the money benefits from turning down your thermostat. According to EnergyStar.gov, you could be wasting about $400 per year. While...

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