4 New Years Resolutions to Save Energy

Make these easy New Year's resolutions to save energy in 2018!

  • Make an energy-efficiency investment each month. Start small with new smart power strips to help stop energy vampires. Next, upgrade the lighting in your home to energy-efficient LEDs, and then try a smart thermostat. Every small change you make will add up to energy savings!
  • Learn a new skill. Easy DIY project guides from the Department of Energy can help you get your home in shape. Try energy efficiency window treatments, adding insulation to your home, or sealing your home's air leaks to help you save energy and money.
  • Build new, healthy habits. Start with small steps like switching the lights off when you leave the room or setting the thermostat to 65 degrees when you're not around during the winter.
  • Clean up, get fit, save energy. According to the National Institutes of Health, light housework can burn up to 300 calories for every hour you do it. That's a win-win when you can also save energy. Start by dusting or vacuuming radiators and baseboard heaters, or regularly replacing HVAC system filters.

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