You can take some simple steps to reduce your impact on the environment, not to mention your wallet. Use these low or no-cost energy saving tips to turn your home or business into a model of efficiency.
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When you have an energy-efficient home, you'll not only keep your family comfortable, you'll also save money.
Start by setting your thermostat to save. (Espanol)
With a few small changes, your business can see a big difference in its bottom line. Explore these energy saving tips and learn how to increase the efficiency around your workplace.
The federal ENERGY STAR® program helps businesses and individuals save money by reducing their energy use. Use the ENERGY STAR® Product Finder to easily find the best energy efficient appliances for your home or business.
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A home energy audit will help identify opportunities to reduce your monthly energy bill, and you can do it yourself. To get started, you'll need your home's square footage, the type of foundation it’s built on, the current amount of attic floor or roof insulation and a copy of your last electric bill.
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There are a number of tax credits available to help offset the cost of energy efficient appliances and home improvements. Here are a few good resources:
Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Small Business Administration
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Each AC degree setting below 74° increases energy use by up to 3 percent. Set at 78° to save money.
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Get up-to-date information about your energy use sent straight to your mobile device. Set up alerts for things like:
Learn more about energy alerts » Click the "Text & Email" tab