Conserving Energy if You Want Too

By
Home Builder with The Millworks of York Co.

 

We are some of the most wasteful people on the planet.  Probably because we have so much we tend take what we have for granted.  That's OK because we made it this far so we can enjoy that luxury.  But for people who want to be energy conscious here are just a few hot tips that will allow the same good lifestyle, and save on energy at the same time.  Now that is the best of both worlds.  However; I would replace those old water heaters with a tank less model.

check markTurn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands
check markStart using energy-saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers.
check markSurvey your incandescent lights for opportunities to replace them with compact fluorescence's (CFLs). These lamps can save three-quarters of the electricity used by incandescents. The best targets are 60-100W bulbs used several hours a day. New CFLs come in many sizes and styles to fit in most standard fixtures.
check markCheck the age and condition of your major appliances, especially the refrigerator. You may want to replace it with a more energy-efficient model before it dies.
check markClean or replace furnace, air-conditioner, and heat-pump filters.
check markIf you have one of those silent guzzlers, a water-bed, make your bed today. The covers will insulate it, and save up to one-third of the energy it uses.

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