- Cut back your water heater to 120 degrees in the summer. You’ll never notice the difference and save.
- Use line drying instead of your dryer when you can.
- Use a 2 gallon per minute showerhead and save on your water bill.
- Buy fans for the hottest parts of your house (the kitchen and near TVs and computers) and save on AC.
- Sweep your driveway; don’t hose it down.
- Weather strip and caulk windows and doors.
- Insulate attics and basements.
- Buy rechargeable batteries.
- Washing dishes by hand uses more hot water than dishwashers—unless you use two sinks, one for rinse water and one for sudsy water.
- Close your fireplace damper.
- Close refrigerator doors as quickly as possible.
- Take shorter showers.
- Set thermostat at 68 degrees during the day and 55 degrees at night, and dress warmly.
- Fix leaking faucets.
- Wash your laundry in cold water only.
- Keep curtains closed on cloudy, cold days and on hot sunny days.
- Front-loading washing machines are more energy efficient.
- Buy energy efficient appliances.
- Replace all your bulbs with Energy Star bulbs.
- Turn off your computer and unplug it.
- Check out 1bog.org. You can unite with people with the same zip code to get group discounts on solar-power panels.
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