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Change Your Household Habits

You can cut your home energy use with minimal effort by simply turning off lights when they're not in use - and a host of other actions.

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Most recent version posted on:
August 12, 2023
  • Are lights left on in unoccupied rooms?
  • Are thermostats set for to occupied comfort temperatures when no one is home?
  • Do interior window treatments get used to reduce cooling and heating ? These can help shade from sun in the summer and add a layer of insulation in the winter.
  • Are partial loads of laundry used in the clothes washer laundry or partial loads of dishes in the dishwasher?
  • Is water left running in the shower or sink?


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