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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 $135 per year
1,260 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 $15 per year
1,482 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 $25 per year
1,046 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 $30 per year
1,640 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,...
3,340 people do this
Why? Many pool owners find they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run time. In fact, reducing run time can result in 60% energy...
Save up to $250 per year
334 people do this
Why? A typical clothes dryer uses up to four times more energy than a new clothes washer. Hang-drying laundry saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes,...
Save up to $110 per year
1,774 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
2,980 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
573 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 $70 per year
10,857 people do this
Why? If you have baseboard heaters, you probably know they supply heat to each room individually. If you have thermostats in separate rooms, you can use the...
Save up to $120 per year
79 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...
9,197 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 $35 per year
2,995 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...
Save up to $60 per year
7,351 people do this
Why? The condenser coils on your refrigerator are used to transfer heat from the inside to the outside of the unit. If the coils are dirty or dusty, they make the...
2,708 people do this
Why? Electricity use for heated blankets and heating pads can add up and may contribute to high overall energy use in the winter. If you use one of these devices...
409 people do this