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10 Tips To Put You in Power

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Making one or two small changes in how you use electricity might not have a huge impact on your electric bill, but the cumulative effect of lots of changes can make a big difference.

Here are 10 tips to help put you in charge of your electric bill:
1. When you use your printer, print on both sides of the paper. This saves ink, power and paper.

2. Invest in a single power strip to tuck behind your entertainment center. Plug devices into it then switch off the power strip when you’re not using those devices.

3. Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it. Don’t wash dishes by hand; that uses up to twice the water and energy as the dishwasher.

4. Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot to save on water heating costs.

5. Lower your water heater’s temperature by just 2 degrees. You probably won’t notice the difference in the shower but could see a difference in energy savings.

6. Keep your freezer and refrigerator moderately full. It takes more energy to cool an empty space than a full one.

7. Hang an outdoor clothesline. Pull nearly dry clothes out of the washer and hang them out to dry naturally. That will cut the number of dryer cycles you use.

8. Slide your refrigerator a couple of inches away from the wall. Pressing it up against a wall limits air circulation behind it and makes the appliance work harder, which uses more energy.

9. Skip the hair dryer. You’ll save energy by air drying rather than blow drying—and your hair will be healthier too.

10. Turn things off when you’re not using them: lights, ceiling fans, space heaters, the TV, your computer—anything that’s electric.

Posted: 5/25/2022 10:33:12 AM
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