1 Yearly Energy Audit 2 Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat   setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. 3 Sealing cracks, gaps, leaks, and adding insulation can save up to 10% on home heating and cooling costs. 4 Adjust the thermostat only to the desired temperature. Your home won't heat or cool faster by cranking it up. 5 Use your microwave instead of your stove when cooking. 6 Use a cover for your attic stairs 7 Turn off the oven a few minutes before cooking time runs out. Your food will continue to cook without using the extra electricity. 8 Don't peek in the oven while baking! Every time you peek, the temperature drops 25° F, making your oven use more energy to bring the temperature back up. 9 Use natural light when possible. 10 Control your fixtures with a photocell or a timer to assure dusk-to-dawn only operation of your outdoor lights. 11 Don't leave your computer on all day long. Only turn on your computer, monitor, printer and fax machine when you need them. 12 Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer and as low as possible in the winter. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall heating and cooling bill will be. 13 If possible, wash your clothes in cold water. 14 Refrigerators and freezers actually operate most efficiently when full, so keep your refrigerator and freezer as full as possible. Be careful about overfilling them as this will reduce airflow and cause the appliance to work harder. 15 Using dishwashers and clothes washers/dryers at night will keep the house cooler, reduce strain on the power grid during the peak usage hours of 4 PM and 6 PM and reduce the chance of an emergency! 16 Turn off heated dry on your dishwasher and air dry instead. 17 Set your refrigerator temperature to the manufacturer's recommendation to avoid excessive cooling and wasting energy. 18 Turn off bathroom or kitchen ventilation fans running longer than necessary. They replace inside air with outside. 19 If your home has single-pane windows, consider replacing them with more energy efficient windows, or adding solar shades or tinting film. 20 To ensure your appliances are running efficiently, defrost your refrigerator and freezer before ice buildup becomes 1/4-inch thick. 21 Install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature according to your schedule. 22 Shut off the lights when they're not in use. Lighting accounts for about 12% of a typical residential utility bill. 23 Don't leave your mobile phone plugged in overnight. It only takes a couple of hours to charge. 24 During summer months, close blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of your home to help keep your home's temperature cooler and reduce the work for you AC. Open shades during cooler months to let the sun warm your home. 25 Move appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, away from a thermostat. 26 Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary. 27 Change your light bulbs to LEDs.
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1 Yearly Energy Audit  2 Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat   setting about 4F with no reduction in comfort.  3 Sealing cracks, gaps, leaks, and adding insulation can save up to 10% on home heating and cooling costs.  4 Adjust the thermostat only to the desired temperature. Your home won't heat or cool faster by cranking it up.  5 Use your microwave instead of your stove when cooking.  6 Use a cover for your attic stairs  7 Turn off the oven a few minutes before cooking time runs out. Your food will continue to cook without using the extra electricity.  8 Don't peek in the oven while baking! Every time you peek, the temperature drops 25 F, making your oven use more energy to bring the temperature back up.  9 Use natural light when possible.  10 Control your fixtures with a photocell or a timer to assure dusk-to-dawn only operation of your outdoor lights.  11 Don't leave your computer on all day long. Only turn on your computer, monitor, printer and fax machine when you need them.  12 Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer and as low as possible in the winter. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall heating and cooling bill will be.  13 If possible, wash your clothes in cold water.  14 Refrigerators and freezers actually operate most efficiently when full, so keep your refrigerator and freezer as full as possible. Be careful about overfilling them as this will reduce airflow and cause the appliance to work harder.  15 Using dishwashers and clothes washers/dryers at night will keep the house cooler, reduce strain on the power grid during the peak usage hours of 4 PM and 6 PM and reduce the chance of an emergency!  16 Turn off heated dry on your dishwasher and air dry instead.  17 Set your refrigerator temperature to the manufacturer's recommendation to avoid excessive cooling and wasting energy.  18 Turn off bathroom or kitchen ventilation fans running longer than necessary. They replace inside air with outside.  19 If your home has single-pane windows, consider replacing them with more energy efficient windows, or adding solar shades or tinting film.  20 To ensure your appliances are running efficiently, defrost your refrigerator and freezer before ice buildup becomes 1/4-inch thick.  21 Install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature according to your schedule.  22 Shut off the lights when they're not in use. Lighting accounts for about 12% of a typical residential utility bill.  23 Don't leave your mobile phone plugged in overnight. It only takes a couple of hours to charge.  24 During summer months, close blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of your home to help keep your home's temperature cooler and reduce the work for you AC. Open shades during cooler months to let the sun warm your home.  25 Move appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, away from a thermostat.  26 Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.  27 Change your light bulbs to LEDs.  Energy Saving              Tips
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