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Home Energy Facts: Start Saving! | Care2 Healthy Living

Home Energy Facts: Start Saving! | Care2 Healthy Living

Conserving energy in our homes is a worthy goal for many reasons, including decreased environmental impact and more manageable utility bills. Here are a few quick energy facts and some resources to help you start saving—in more ways than one. 1. Tree power Properly placed shade trees cut your electricity use by as much as 40 percent in summer. 2. Phantom power In the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off . That’s because just having things plugged in uses energy. 3. Light power Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), which cost just a few dollars, use 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. 4. Program power A programmable thermostat could save you as much as 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. 5. Fan power Use fans for cooling because for every degr...

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