Save money while helping the planet with these 12 energy-efficient tips
If you’re looking for a change that can benefit your family, community, the planet and save you money, PSEG Long Island has some tips.
These resolutions for an energy-efficient year will help you save:
1. TURN OFF LIGHTS
Turn off lights when you’re the last one to leave a room.
2. LED BULBS
Switch to energy-efficient, longer-lasting LED bulbs.
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3. HEATING AND COOLING
Have your heating and cooling system inspected by a qualified professional.
Change furnace filters regularly according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Adjust the thermostat to save energy at night, or when no one’s at home.
Unplug battery chargers when they’re not charging anything.
7. SHORT SHOWERS
Take shorter showers.
8. WATER LEAKS
Fix water leaks as quickly as possible.
9. WATER EFFICIENCY
Install water efficient showerheads and faucet aerators.
10. ENERGY STAR
Purchase Energy Star certified high-efficiency appliances and devices.
Install timers and motion detectors to automatically turn indoor and outdoor lights on and off.
12. SEAL WINDOWS AND DOORS
Seal up windows and door frames to prevent drafts.