Change out your dead light bulbs with Compact Fluorescents and save!
Making this change will help to use less electricity at home. Lighting accounts for close to 20 percent of the average home’s electric bill. Qualified CFLs use up to 75 percent less electricity than incandescent light bulbs, last up to 10 times longer, cost little up front, and provide a quick return on investment. If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a qualified CFL, in one year it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes.
Install a programmable thermostat and cut your energy costs.
The average American’s energy bill is $1,900 per year. You can save between 1% and 3% for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees. Programmable thermostats allow you to budget your heating and cooling to the times they are really needed. Set it and forget it. Using ceiling or room fans also allows you to set the thermostat higher because the air movement will help cool the room further…but if you’re not in the room, shut them off.