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Use computer power-saving modes

101 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $45.00 per year

Use natural light during the day

96 people do this
Why?  Increase the amount of natural light that enters your home to reduce your need for artificial lighting. Using shutters, horizontal blinds, and skylights, you ... more

Save up to $10.00 per year

Wash clothes with cold water

92 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 ... more

Save up to $20.00 per year

Be smart about dishwashing

81 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 ... more

Save up to $10.00 per year

Close your shades in the summer

64 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 ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Open your shades on winter days

51 people do this
Why?  Taking advantage of winter sunlight can help make a dent in your heating costs. Open blinds during the day to provide natural lighting and capture free ... more

Save up to $15.00 per year

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