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Energy Guide labels can help you have more bang for your buck. Look for the ENERGY STAR label on home products and appliances. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Be Energy Efficient in spring

Use ENERGY STAR® labeled products. A new refrigerator with an ENERGY STAR label will save you between $35 and $70 a year compared to the models designed 15 years ago.

The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to replace or clean filters monthly. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system's efficiency significantly.

CFL Install 14-watt compact fluorescent light bulbs in place of 60-watt incandescent bulbs. CFLs use at least 2/3 less energy than standard bulbs to provide the same amount of light, and last up to 10 times longer. You can save $30 or more in energy costs over each bulb’s lifetime.

Be Water Efficient too...

Leaking faucets as small as 1/16 inch can drip away one hundred gallons very quickly. Replace worn washers and valve seals.

Use the appropriate water level when running your washing machine. If you're washing a small load of clothing, adjust the water level to accommodate a small load.

Time your shower to keep it under five minutes. You can save up to one thousand gallons a month.

How easy is it to save?

Very easy…

Just don’t forget to unplug phantom-loaded electronics. TVs, DVD players, chargers, coffee makers and more still use energy when not in use.