Here are some easy ways to reduce the energy you use around the house
- Save energy by turning off lights and appliances when you leave a room.
- Set the water heater thermostat to the warm setting, or 120 degrees. If you will be away from your home, turn the thermostat down even more. This will avoid using energy to reheat the same water while you are not there.
- Use compact flourescent lamp (CFL) bulbs. CFLs use as little as 1/4 the energy of regular incandescent light bulbs and can last 10 times as long
- Your home computer can use a considerable amount of electricity. to save energy, turn it off while not being used. Keeping in mind that the monitor uses more energy than the CPU unit.