Tips and Tricks on Saving Energy!

— Written By Marcus McFarland
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High energy bills can always be a headache on yourself and the environment. The more energy being used can consume way too much of our non-renewable resources, and hike up our energy bills. Luckily, everyone can work to conserve energy to help alleviate these problems with simple tips and trips from Cooperative Extension:

  • Changing the light bulbs: Use compact fluorescents bulbs (CVL) instead of standard incandescent light bulbs. The CVL bulbs are more expensive, but they are cost-effective by using less energy and lasting for a longer period than that of standard incandescent bulbs
  • Adjusting the water heater: Insulate your electric or gas water heater to curb constant heating of newer water. If you have a gas heater look for professional assistance for proper installation. You can also use an energy-saving showerhead that applies more force of the water while using less.
  • Eliminate phantom energy usage: Some appliances still use energy even when being turned off like your television or your computer charger. Make sure to unplug these items when not being used or plug them into a power strip and turn of the power strip.
  • Save energy on laundry: Wash and dry full loads of laundry. It helps to save on the heater water by using the cold-water cycle as much as possible. Also, if there is warmer weather, try to curb your use on the dryer by drying clothes outside.

By acting to follow some of these steps, you’ll help to lower those energy bills and help the environment a little more!


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