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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 $65 per year
5,581 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
2,193 people do this
Why? Water heating accounts for 17% of a typical home's total energy use. Lowering the temperature by 20 degrees can result in a 10% savings in water heating...
Save up to $25 annually
2,491 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 $15 per year
2,406 people do this
Why? Many pool owners find they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run time. In fact, reducing run time can result in 60% energy...
Save up to $220 per year
323 people do this
Why? A typical clothes dryer uses up to four times more energy than a new clothes washer. Hang-drying laundry saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes,...
Save up to $50 per year
1,908 people do this
Why? Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90 percent of the energy consumed for washing clothes is...
8,337 people do this
Why? Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit—the condenser—needs to be able to...
Save up to $10 or more per year
1,176 people do this
Why? If you have baseboard heaters, you probably know they supply heat to each room individually. If you have thermostats in separate rooms, you can use the...
Save up to $130 per year
1,154 people do this
Why? Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses...
Save up to $75 per year
9,472 people do this
Why? You can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10°F for eight hours a day from its normal...
879 people do this
Why? Most set-top boxes in homes today continuously operate at near full power, even when no one is actively watching or recording a show. Households with one HD...
2,178 people do this
Why? Many electronic devices continue to draw power even when they are turned off. By unplugging devices and chargers when they are not in use, you can avoid...
3,925 people do this
Why? The condenser coils on your refrigerator are used to transfer heat from the inside to the outside of the unit. If the coils are dirty or dusty, they make the...
Save up to $10 per year
2,523 people do this
Why? Electricity use for heated blankets and heating pads can add up and may contribute to high overall energy use in the winter. If you use one of these devices...
Save up to $40 per year
1,661 people do this
Why? Water heating accounts for about 17% of a typical home's energy use. A standard water heater keeps hot water available at all times in its tank. If you are...
2,014 people do this