Saving Energy at Home: Do you want to get rid of energy waste?

saving energy at home

Do you want to get rid of energy waste?  Here’s a simple checklist of ways to start:

1. Replace old incandescent lights bulbs with CFLs

2.  Save water (and energy) by taking short showers rather than baths

3.  Run dishwashers only when full

4.  Use cold water options for doing laundry

5.  Check insulation in attics, basements, and crawl spaces and refill where necessary

6.  Replace old or missing weather-stripping under windows and doors

7.  Turn off lights, computers, TVs, and gaming systems when finished

8.  Save water (and energy) by turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth or washing dishes by hand

9. Repair all leaky faucets–even one drop per second can add up to hundreds of dollars per year

10. Always replace old appliances with Energy Star rated new ones