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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 settings. Save even more by...
Save up to $120 per year
186 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 $320 per year
35 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 $20 per year
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...
85 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 5% savings...
Save up to $40 per year
73 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 $45 per year
65 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 $105 per year
Why? Many pool owners find that they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run time. In fact, reducing run time by 60-75% can result...
Save up to $400 per year
5 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...
206 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 $45 per TV per year
72 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
163 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 $90 per year
62 people do this
Why? Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to...
Save up to $25 per year
141 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 —...
110 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
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 $115 per year
191 people do this