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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...
2,415 people do this
Why? Turning off your computer at night could save you up to 13% its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by plugging...
Save up to $45 per year
25,470 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 $140 per year
986 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 $15 per year per power strip
37,836 people do this
Why? In a typical home, up to 9% of the energy used for water heating is lost moving water from the tank to your faucets (even more in large houses). Insulating...
Save up to $10 per year
1,246 people do this
Why? You can save 5-15% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 10-15°F for eight...
1,783 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...
5,156 people do this
Why? We know ceiling fans help keep us cool and reduce AC costs in the summer. These same fans can actually be just as useful in the winter months, reducing your...
1,724 people do this
Save up to $230 over LED bulb lifetime for a 60-Watt incandescent replacement, plus get a ComEd discount
6,876 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...
Save up to $15 per year
4,187 people do this
Why? ENERGY STAR certified products use as much as 70% less energy than standard models. The ENERGY STAR label can be found on a variety of products for your...
Save up to $25, varies by item
18,398 people do this
Why? On peak demand days, some power plants are turned on just to meet excess demand. These are generally less efficient facilities with higher emissions, but they...
4,420 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 6-10%...
4,317 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...
4,491 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...
573 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 $25 per year
704 people do this