Homeowners can save energy by adjusting a thermostat to a lower temperature in the winter and a higher temperature in the summer. Adjusting for times the home is empty or the occupants are asleep can also save energy. More »

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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 utiliz... More »

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Aluminum recycling uses about 90 to 95 percent less energy than creating aluminum metal from bauxite ore. For example, the same energy required to produce a single can from ore produces about 20 cans through recycling. More »

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When leaving the house, it is appropriate to set the thermostat 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the summer and 4 degrees cooler in the winter. A larger differential can create humidity in the home during the summer. More »

The best thermostat settings are 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, according to EPA guidelines. These temperature settings give consumers energy efficiency and affordability whi... More »

During the summer, a home thermostat should be set no lower than 78 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal energy usage. This temperature setting allows the air conditioning unit to work correctly, without using an excessive amo... More »

Ceiling fans are designed to run in two directions to save on energy costs in the summer and winter by shifting air to different positions in a room. They run clockwise in the winter and counterclockwise in the summer. More »

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