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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
479 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
95 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...
Save up to $30 per year
577 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 up to 15% on your...
Save up to $55 per year
176 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
285 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
68 people do this
Why? You can save up to 4% annually on energy by insulating hot water pipes, which reduces the amount of energy lost in distribution. As an added benefit, you...
120 people do this
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 $230 per year
81 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
23 people do this
Why? Window film helps block unwanted heat from the sun while still letting you see through your...
Save up to $45 per year
48 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
373 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. As you might...
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Why? Use of ENERGY STAR certified products can save you up to 30% of your home energy...
Save up to $85 per year—varies by item
395 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...
364 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
315 people do this
Why? Outlets and light switches in the walls that separate your home from the outdoors are often overlooked sources of heating or cooling loss. Insulating these...
74 people do this