--Add weather-stripping around
doors and windows.
--Install thermo-pane windows
in your home.
--Insulate your top floor ceilings
--Replace window screens with
--Close the damper on the chimney
flue when not in use.
--Cover your windows with insulated
blinds or curtains. Or make window quilts for the winter months.
--Insulate yourself! Wear a
sweater and insulated slippers in the house. Buy a down comforter
for your bed.
--Use compact florescent lights,
especially in outside lighting like porch lights that are left
on for long periods of time.
--Use photo-cells or motion
sensors for outdoor lights.
--Open drapes when the sun is
shining in your windows (helps to provide both light and passive
heat), and be sure to remember to close the drapes at night to
keep the heat in.
--Turn off lights when you leave
--Insulate your older water
--General rule of thumb: If
you aren't using it, turn it off!
--Unplug electronics and electric
appliances when not in use (battery chargers, hair appliances,
--Use a power strip as a central
turn off point for electronics, videos games, and computers when
not in use..
--Use the right size pot on
--Always run full loads of both
laundry and dishes.
--If you have a newer model
dishwasher, don't rinse dishes prior to putting them in the dishwasher.
--Install an energy efficient
showerhead which will not only save on water usage, but also
save money on water heating.
--Wash clothes in cold water
whenever possible. Hot water heating uses 90% of the electricity
used to run your washing machine.
--Use the correct water level
when washing clothes.
--Don't over-dry your clothes.
Hang to dry -- or to finish drying -- whenever possible.
--Empty your lint trap before