Simple Savings

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Agents Realty

There are many little things you can do to help keep your energy costs down.

  • Make sure the registers and vents for your heating and cooling system aren't obstructed by furniture or other objects.
  • Clean or replace the air filter in your heating/cooling system regularly (monthly in most cases) to help it run efficiently.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to automatically coordinate indoor climates with daily and weekend patterns.
  • Keep the lint trap and vent hose on your clothes dryer clean.  Wash clothes in cold water when possible, and do laundry in large loads.
  • Do full loads when using the dishwasher.
  • Use dimmers, timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  • Dress in layers when it's cool and throw an extra blanket on the bed so you can turn the thermostat down a few more degrees.  When it's cool, set your thermostat at the lowest setting that still feels comfortable.  Each degree above 68 degrees adds about 5 percent to your heating bill.
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the great tips. I have been thinking of getting a programmable thermostat.

Feb 13, 2010 11:48 PM #1
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William True
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Some of your suggestions were covered in the GREEN designation course I took last year. These are all great ideas!

Feb 13, 2010 11:50 PM #2
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Katie McBride
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All of your suggestions make perfect sense.  Thanks for the reminder during this cold winter.

Feb 14, 2010 12:17 AM #3
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