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  • g'day Someguy, Thank you for your question. There are a number of things you can do. One thing is install more energy efficient light bulbs. Another is making sure that you have your home insulated. Over time, you can replace your appliances with more energy efficient appliances. You might also want to look at the design of your house to ensure that you are making the best use of the sun. This is particularly important if you are building a new house. Businesses can undertake an audit of how efficiently they are using energy. This will not only save energy but help your bottom line over time through lower power, gas and oil bills. It is estimated that the average business could save 10% through actions that are fairly easy to implement. I have attached links on how to save energy in your house or business. Regards Home Energy Savings Tips http://hes.lbl.gov/hes/makingithappen/mih.html consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings http://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/ Energy Star Building and Plants http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=business.bus_index Energy Savings for businesses http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/energy
  • put solar panels on your roof. if you produce more electricity that way than you use, you'll get a nice little surprize in your electric bill (THEY pay YOU).
  • Use ceiling fans - I totally love them to keep cooler and warm air circulating -
  • Move around less
  • One of the most cost-effective energy savers for the home is to replace light bulbs with Energy Star bulbs. Most electrical utilities will provide you with a number of bulbs for free if you have an energy audit of your home. Even if you are unable to get them free, large retailers like Home Depot and Lowes will often have instant rebates available for customers of various electric companies in their areas for Energy Star bulbs or fixtures. I have replaced every bulb in my house with an appropriate compact fluorescent bulb over the past few years. I estimate that I am saving about 15% on my electric bill as a result of this change.

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