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Energy Conservation Tips

It’s hard to imagine life without electricity. In our homes, we rely on it to power our lights, appliances, and electronics. Many of us also use electricity to provide our homes with hot water, heat, and air conditioning. As valuable and convenient as electricity is, it’s important to be aware of and control our energy usage whenever possible. 

There are a number of easy ways to conserve electricity without reducing your comfort or convenience. Paying attention to the following areas can help you incorporate energy efficiency into your daily life while helping you cut costs.

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In the Kitchen

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In the Laundry Room

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Throughout the Home

Heating and Cooling

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Did You Know?

Heating and cooling account for just over half of the energy used in a typical U.S. home, making them the largest energy expenses for most homes.

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Lighting & Other Devices

Hot Water

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Did You Know?

Next to home heating and cooling, your hot water heater is the largest energy user.

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