Energy Saving Tips

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    Laptops use 70% less energy than desktop computers

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    Anticipate when driving. Keeping a constant speed rather than over-breaking and accelerating can cut your gas consumption - and costs - by 30%.

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    There's little point in having an energy-efficient heating system if the walls, windows and attic of your home are poorly insulated.

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    Get rid of junk mail. Sign up on DMAchoice.org and remove yourself from pre-screened credit card offers, magazine and catalog offers and more.

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    When replacing appliances, only buy Energy Star rated products, choosing the products that offer the lowest water or power consumption possible.

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    Turn down the heating thermostat by 3 degrees to save 10% on your bills. I bet you know this... But do you do it?

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    Switch to energy saving lightbulbs. Add timers and motion sensors to save even more.

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    A ceiling fan on low cost about $7 a month to run constantly so turn them off when not in the room.

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    LED light bulbs last 25x as long as traditional incandescent bulbs. They also use only about 20-25% of the energy.

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    If you touch your hot water heater and it's warm you're wasting energy. Wrap a big doona around it for extra insulation!

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