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September 2014

As warm summer days draw to an end, consider these energy-efficient tips that could help you save on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint all season.

Unplug Unused Appliances

 

Use power strips to switch off chargers, televisions, home theater equipment and stereos when you're not using them. The collective "standby" consumption can be like leaving a 100-watt light bulb on continuously.
Repair Faucet Leaks Promptly

 

A leaking faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste 3,280 gallons of water a year. If it's hot water, you're wasting energy as well.
Teach Kids About Energy Efficiency

 

Educating children about energy conservation will help them make informed choices throughout their lives – saving energy now and helping preserve our natural resources for years to come.

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Install compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. Over its life, a CFL bulb could save approximately $55. With just a handful around the house, you would notice a difference in your energy bills.