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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 $100 per year
644 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 $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...
Save up to $40 per year
193 people do this
Why? Start off this year by talking with your household members, friends, and neighbors about saving energy. By making a commitment to a few key things, you can...
Save up to $90 per year
107 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 $335 per year
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Why? In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 9% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a...
Save up to $30 per year
806 people do this
Why? New televisions are originally set to look best on the showroom floor. However, these bright display modes are often unnecessary for your home and use a...
Save up to $35 per TV per year
186 people do this
Why? Sunlight passing through windows heats your home and makes your air conditioner work harder. You can block this heat by keeping blinds or drapes closed on...
616 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 $20 per year
176 people do this
Why? About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to heat the water. Unless your clothes have oily stains, washing with cold or warm water will...
640 people do this
Why? Your dishwasher uses a great deal of energy, especially for heating water. There are several steps you can take starting today—with no investment—to reduce...
338 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 this summer
206 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 $95 per year
699 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...
231 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...
214 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...
Save up to $80 per year
260 people do this