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Why? Many computers, televisions, and other devices draw power even when they are turned off. Since plugs to these devices can be tough to remove from the outlet...
Save up to $45 per year
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Why? In a typical home, about 10% of the energy used for water heating is lost moving water to and from the tank and your faucets — even more in large houses....
Save up to $10 per year
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Why? You can save 5-15% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 10-15°F for eight...
Save up to $75 per year
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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...
343 people do this
Why? Want to find out how much your energy saving efforts are paying off? Power use monitors can provide you with real-time feedback on how much electricity your...
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Why? ENERGY STAR certified products use as much as 65% less energy than standard models. The ENERGY STAR label can be found on a variety of products for your...
Save up to $380 per year, varies by item
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Why? Television technology is developing rapidly, and it's hard to know which features could show up as noticeable increases on your energy bill. Learn a bit about...
Save up to $20 per year
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Why? Water heating accounts for up to 20% of a typical home's total energy use. Each 10°F you lower the temperature of your water heater can result in a 5% savings...
Save up to $15 per year
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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...
296 people do this
Why? For the holidays or other special occasions, delight family and friends with great products and energy savings. Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances and...
Save up to $380 per year
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Why? Your dishwasher uses considerable energy, especially in terms of hot water. If your dishwasher was manufactured before 1994, replacing it with an ENERGY...
Save up to $5 per year
116 people do this
Why? In the colder months, heating may account for the largest part of your energy use, so an efficient furnace can go a long way to save energy and money. If your...
Save up to $135 per year
164 people do this
Why? Laptops are built not only for portability, but also for energy efficiency. Laptops need less electricity to run and spend more time in low power modes than...
Save up to $20 per computer per year
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Why? A ductless mini-split air conditioner is an efficient way to cool your home. These systems can cool several rooms at different preferred temperatures without...
Why? In the summer, air conditioning can account for a significant portion of your home's energy bill. When you replace your old room air conditioner or buy a new...
29 people do this
Why? Fans help you stay cool while reducing your air conditioning costs. Since they are targeted to a specific area, they can be more cost-effective than cooling...
128 people do this