Conserve on Earth Day: Welcome CFL Lighting Into Your Home April 20, 2012 | Tips

CFL lightbulbAs Earth Day quickly approaches keep in mind that lighting constitutes for approximately 12% of your energy bill. If you are looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, you could shut off all unused lights. This was displayed during Earth Hour on March 31, 2012.

For a more long-term savings solution, consider switching out your light bulbs to CFLs or some other type of energy efficient bulbs, such as LEDs. Switching to more energy efficient lighting can potentially reduce your bill by up to $100 a year!

 

Not quite sure how to start updating your lights? Take a look at Conserve for Earth Day: Lighting DOs and DON’Ts for a detailed list of ideas to help make your home more energy efficient, not just for Earth Day, but everyday.

Upgrade Your Thermostat March 22, 2012 | Tips

Looking for a cheap upgrade to get you ready for those high summer cooling bills? Installing a programmable thermostat might be your answer. Installing one of these relatively cheap thermostats has the potential to save you up to $180 a year! This is one cheap energy-saving tip that is simply too good to pass up!

Find out more about programmable thermostats at:                        http://1.usa.gov/9arQHN