Energy Conservation 101

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Energy Conservation 101

Ways to conserve energy.-Avoid energy vampires. Even when they’re turned off, home electronics in “standby” mode use energy to power features like clock displays. -Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified TVs , they’re up to 30 percent more efficient than noncertified models.-Consider a laptop next time you're looking to buy a computer – they use less energy than desktop computers.-Set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver so it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity.-Cover all bare floors. Carpeting or rugs add to comfort and heat retention, especially if there is little or no floor insulation. -Raise the temperature slowly to keep your bill lower. Quickly raising your heat pump's temperature activates the heat strip, which uses tons of energy. -Switch your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction In the summer; in the winter, run it at low speed, but clockwise.-Open interior doors so that cooled air flows freely throughout your home.

Energy Conservation 101

How can we save energy?

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. - Native American Proverb

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