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Scoop on Savings – Saving on energy costs

Unplugging unused appliances can save on your energy bill.

This Wednesday is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.

Scheduling an appointment to get your heating system tuned up could help you save you on your energy bills. According to energy.gov, if you haven’t already, you should conduct an “energy audit” to find out where you can save the most.

An energy audit assesses how much energy your home consumes, and lets you look into ways to make your home more energy-efficient.

One way to help save money on your energy bill is weather-proofing your home. You can replace old windows with energy-efficient windows, or even replacing your furnace with new energy-efficient furnaces.

Another tip is to use solar heat if possible. You can also turn down thermostats to save, and turn off lights when leaving a room.

Using an energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulb can help save as well. And of course, remember to unplug unused appliances, and take shorter showers.

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