What Are 10 Easy Ways to Save Energy?


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Ways to save energy include efficient heating and cooling, switching to a tankless water heater, replacing incandescent lights, utilizing efficient insulation, and using efficient showerheads. A homeowner can also utilize electronics and appliances properly, install daylighting, insulate doors and windows, cook efficiently, and change how clothes are washed.

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What Are 10 Easy Ways to Save Energy?
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Ceiling fans, quality air filters, programmable thermostats and using curtains to insulate a room are good ways to heat and cool a home more energy efficient. A homeowner should also have his HVAC unit serviced and inspected on a regular basis to ensure it's always working at peak efficiency.

Tankless water heaters only heat water when required, so don't waste water or energy. Tankless water heaters are often more efficient because homeowners don't have to wait for water in a storage tank to heat up. Homeowners should also use refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens and other appliances more efficiently to save energy. Energy Star electronics and appliances are manufactured to save energy and are approved by the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA's Energy Star program.

Incandescent lights can be replaced with energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes. While these alternative lighting technologies may be more expensive than traditional incandescent lights, they save money and usually last longer.

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