What type of light bulbs are you using in your home?!! Have you switched to ENERGY STAR light bulbs, yet?
All of our recessed lights have energy smart indoor floodlights and we love them.For our bedroom, I chose the 40 watt GE Reveal bulbs because on different nights we like to stay up late reading, but don’t want to disturb the other’s sleep! I think the lighting in here is PERFECT with our new bulbs…and it’s amazing that these bulbs only use 10 watts.
Fits perfectly, and I’m digging the spiral look, too!
- Plug electronics into a power strip so that you can turn them all off at once.
- Replace light bulbs to Energy Star bulbs with the proper wattage you’re accustomed too. CFLs are designed to give as much light (lumens) with less wattage. GE Energy Smart is a great choice.
- Replace furnace filters monthly during the heating season. Filters that are clogged will cause the blower to work harder, raising your electric bill.
- Lower the temperature 1-2 degrees before guests arrive. Body heat will cause the unit to work harder to keep up.
- Clean the coils behind or underneath your refrigerator with a tapered appliance brush so it will run more efficiently.
- Open blinds and shades on cold days. Solar heat gain can raise interior temperature significantly. But close them at night to minimize heat loss.
- Put your PC to sleep. Save each year by using the system standby or hibernating feature on your computer.
- Don’t overload the dryer. Clothes will take longer to dry, and they’ll come out wrinkled. When the weather is warm, line dry.
- Insulate and seal cracks and gaps in your ducts can help reduce energy.
- Control outdoor lights with sensors or timers so that fixtures stay off during the day.