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11 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Save Energy Around The House

Saving energy around your home is easy. And now you can save at the same time with coupons for energy-saving items at participating retailers.

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3. A little mood lighting goes a long way.

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Installing dimmer switches for overhead lights can reduce the amount of energy you use and extend the life of your lightbulbs. That's what we call a win-win.

4. Adjust your thermostat when you're away.

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Lower it in the winter and raise it in the summer so you don't waste energy heating and cooling an unoccupied home. Smart thermostats even allow you to do this during the day while you're away at work.

5. -18°C is the magic number for your freezer.

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A freezer set to just five to six degrees colder can use up to 25% more energy. And for what purpose? Frozen is frozen.

9. Use advanced power strips to save electricity.

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Your electronics can still use power when they’re plugged in, even if they’re turned off. Using advanced power strips can help to reduce such phantom energy use.

11. And, of course, invest in energy-efficient appliances.

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Energy star appliances use substantially less energy. Over time, these savings offset the cost of the appliances themselves. It's smart shopping.

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All tips taken from Save on Energy.

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