Green Tips

Energy Saving Tips

From the US Department of Energy:
  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label on home appliances and products.  ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
For more tips from the DOE, visit:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/index.html


Some helpful tips from us:
  • Install low wattage, small fixtures with a timer or photocell that automatically turn off during daylight and on for outdoor security lighting at night.
  • For increased security and higher lighting levels, use motion detectors on all higher wattage lights.
  • Match light bulb wattage to your lighting needs.
  • Dust your light bulbs regularly as dirt absorbs light and wastes energy.
  • Turn off lights when leaving rooms.
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