E3A Home Energy: Top Ten Tips

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This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Energy Management for Home series. This one provides 10 tips for home energy savings.


  • Control your thermostat.
  • Lower your water temperature.
  • Insulate your water heater.
  • Replace your shower head.
  • Use the cold water washing cycle.
  • Plug any leaks.
  • Install storm windows.
  • Regularly clear or replace your furnace filter.
  • Watch your refrigerator.
  • Draft an energy action plan.


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