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  • Avoid using the "rinse hold" setting on your dishwasher. "Rinse hold" uses three to seven gallons of hot water for each use, and heating water takes extra energy. Never use "rinse hold" for just a few dirty dishes.
  • Turn your water heater down to 120° or the "Normal" setting when home, and to the lowest setting when away. Water heating accounts for about 13% of home energy costs.
  • Buy an ENERGY STAR clothes washer, which uses 50% less energy and 40% less water per load than a conventional machine. Save as much as $113 annually.

Lower Your Energy Costs and Still Stay Comfortable

e5, a smart app for your thermostat, uses neighborhood-level weather data and Wi-Fi thermostats to lower electric bills without sacrificing comfort How does it work?

Use CFLs to Save Time and Money

Use compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) to shave up to 75% off of your lighting costs. What should you know when purchasing a CFL bulb?

Save Energy and Money Today

Did you know that the typical U.S. family spends more than $1,600 a year on home utility bills? Learn how to save money and energy.

Raise the Roof and Do It Green

Looking for ways to lower your utility bills while also doing something to help out the environment? If so, consider installing a green roof.

Green Power Alerternatives for Home Use

The sun, wind, water and the earth's heat all generate energy and can become sources for green power in your home. Learn more about green power alternatives.

Energy Saving Tips for the Summer Months

Electric bills are certain to go up during summer months in order for us to stay cool. Save money with these energy saving tips.

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