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Why? Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work...
Save up to $10 per year
402 people do this
Why? Heat pumps are much more efficient than electric furnaces or electric baseboard heating. Consider purchasing a new, efficient heat pump to replace an electric...
Save up to $265 per year
89 people do this
Why? Turning off your computer at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by...
Save up to $30 per year
555 people do this
Why? Stay comfortable and save on heating costs by lowering the thermostat and using an extra blanket or two when you go to bed. You can save 5-15% on your heating...
Save up to $55 per year
164 people do this
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 $50 per year
276 people do this
Why? Turning down the temperature on your pool heater will significantly decrease the amount of energy you use to keep your pool...
Save up to $100 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....
118 people do this
Why? You can save 5-15% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 10-15°F for eight...
Save up to $230 per year
78 people do this
Why? The best way to reduce the cost of heating your pool is to keep it covered when it's not in use. Using a pool cover could save you 50-70% on pool heating...
Save up to $655 per year
21 people do this
Why? Sunlight entering your windows heats the air in your house. Window film blocks some of this light and heat while still letting you see through your...
Save up to $45 per year
45 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 $20 per year
367 people do this
Why? Inefficient incandescent bulbs, despite their low initial price tag, are costly to run and replace in the long term. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)...
Save up to $40 over bulb life
310 people do this
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...
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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 $85 per year, varies by item
386 people do this
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...
361 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 $25 per year
302 people do this