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All Year Conservation tips

All Year Long Conservation Tips

  1. cA_81357114.jpgInstall a programmable thermostat. When used properly, it can shave $100 off your annual energy bills.
  2. Use compact fluorescent lights. They last up to 10-13 times longer than standard bulbs and use 75% less energy.
  3. Choose a high-efficiency water heater. An indirect oil-fired water heater produces an almost endless supply of hot water with a very fast recovery time.
  4. Keep your oven door closed! Every time you open the oven door, the oven temperature can drop 25 degrees. Use the oven light or a timer to avoid wasting energy.
  5. Wash clothes in the coolest water possible -- 80% of the cost to run your washer is used for heating the water.
  6. Install dimmers and motion sensors wherever possible.
  7. Take showers instead of baths. A five-minute shower will use about 7.5 gallons of hot water; filling a bathtub can use up to 20 gallons.
  8. Clean refrigerator coils once a year to extend the life of your fridge.
  9. Choose a high-efficiency dishwasher -- they use 25% less energy than conventional models.
  10. Since your dryer retains heat, dry loads back-to-back.