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Tips on how to live a greener lifestyle

Seeking affordable ways to conserve energy? Take these simple steps to reduce your utility bills.

Dishwasher the Best Option

A dishwasher actually consumes significantly less hot water than hand washing, so save time and money by putting down the sponge and using the dishwasher. Modern, eco-friendly models use between two and eight gallons of water, compared to as many as 20 gallons when washing dishes by hand.

Cut Water-Heating Costs

Heating water accounts for 18% of the energy used in your home. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F), and you'll save energy and avoid scalding your hands.

Curb Air Leaks

One of the easiest ways to save on your home’s energy bill is to seal gaps around all doors, windows and other openings. Use caulking, weather-stripping or foam sealant to prevent air leaks.

Energy Saving Tip

Close off any unused rooms. The closed door makes that room another barrier between you and the weather outdoors. It also prevents air from circulating as much, which reduces heat loss.