Home Energy Saving Tips

BEDROOMS

By making a few small changes to both your bedroom and routine, you can not only save energy but also reduce your utility bills, resulting in a more comfortable and energy efficient environment.

Outlet
Unplug any battery chargers or power adapters when not in use.
Use inexpensive outlet gaskets to seal any holes around outlets.
Light Switches
Always turn off the lights when leaving the bedroom (or when it’s not in use).
TV/DVD
Invest in electronics that are ENERGY STAR certified.
ENERGY STAR certified products use less energy without sacrificing quality or performance.
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Consumer electronics account for 15% of household electricity usage.
Many electronic products continue to use energy even when switched off.
ENERGY STAR certified products conserve energy when switched off while still maintaining clock displays, channel settings and remote control functions.
Bedside Lamps
Replace light bulbs and fixtures with ENERGY STAR certified products.
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Save up to $70 in annual energy costs by replacing your 5 most frequently used light bulbs or fixtures with ENERGY STAR certified ones.
ENERGY STAR certified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) provide a high quality light, use less energy and last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs.
Choose from a wide range of attractive and stylish ENERGY STAR certified lamps and light fixtures.
Pledge to replace your current light fixtures and bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified ones.

Air Conditioner
ENERGY STAR certified air conditioners often include timers, allowing for better temperature control.
Conserve energy and save costs with an ENERGY STAR certified air conditioner, which uses a minimum amount of energy to cool your bedroom.
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Make sure window-fitted A/C units fit snugly in the window frame, to prevent outside air from getting in.
Large window A/C units should be equipped with their own separate electrical circuits to avoid system overloads.
WINTER TIP: remove window A/C unit during winter months to prevent energy loss.
Ensure the A/C unit is the right size for the bedroom.

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