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Top 10 Home Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Joint Base Charleston Home

March 7th, 2016 3:47 PM by Jodie Ford

Top 10 Home Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Joint Base Charleston Home

  1. Wash clothes in cold waterto save $63 a year.
  2. Install a programmable thermostat to save up to 10% on cooling and heating costs.
  3. Use your window shades.Close blinds on the sunny side in summer to keep out the hot sun, and open them in winter to bring in warm rays.
  4. Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use in your Joint Base Charleston home. A power strip can help turn off multiple items at once. (Sometimes the simplest things are really effective!)
  5. Change to new and improved light bulbs.Reduce energy use from about a third to as much as 80% withtoday’s increasing number of energy-efficient halogen incandescents, CFLs and LEDs.
  6. Look for the Energy Star label, the government’s symbol of energy efficiency, on a wide range of consumer products to save up to 30% on related electricity bills.
  7. Use low-flow faucets and shower headsto save on waterbills.
  8. Clean or change filters regularly. A dirty furnace or A/C filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool.
  9. Reduce water heater temperature to 130° F to save energy and money on heating water; and wrap the water storage tank in a specially-designed “blanket” to retain the heat.
  10. Seal air leaks and properly insulate to save up to 20% on heating and cooling bills, while also increasing home comfort.
Posted by Jodie Ford on March 7th, 2016 3:47 PM

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