ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY COLD THIS WINTER TO TRY AND SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL! BELOW ARE SOME WAYS YOU COULD TURN WASTEFUL ENERGRY USAGE INTO SMART ENERGY SAVINGS! 

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Leaving the light on all day so the house won't be dark when you get home.

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Change the light bulbs to CFL's & put one or two lights on a time to turn on just before you usually get home.

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Setting your thermostat above 68 degrees.

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Use a programmable four-setting thermostat to automatically lower the temp 5 degrees at night or when you're out. Also, weatherizing and & insulating your home will help keep the warm air in and the cold air out.

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Setting you water heater's temperature on the highest setting.

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Set your water heater to 120 degrees. Also installing energy-efficient shower-heads & faucets to save water & energy.

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Using your dishwasher to clean small loads.

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Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it and let your dishes air dry!

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Leaving appliances on or plugged in when not in use.

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Use a power-strip to completely turn off electronics and run items like clothes & dish washers only as they are needed. When you are in need of replacing your appliances, make sure to purchase an ENERGY STAR appliance!