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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...
2,572 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
25,729 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
1,012 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 $10 per year
1,906 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...
5,191 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...
1,828 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...
4,563 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%...
4,350 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...
4,621 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 $125 with a 5-10% savings goal
3,696 people do this
Why? Many pool owners find that they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump run time. It's not necessary to recirculate the water every...
Save up to $235 per year
585 people do this
Why? In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% 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 $70 per year
25,417 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...
Save up to $15 per year
11,625 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 up-front investment —...
8,489 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 $40 per year
7,455 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 $25 this summer
5,719 people do this