Helpful Energy Ideas
Switch to Energy Star - qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) - CFLs cost more initially, but switching saves about $30.00 over each bulb's lifetime. By changing five bulbs, you can save $150!! CFLs also produce about 75% less heat, so they can cut home cooling costs. Because they last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs, you won't have to replace them for seven years or more.
Replace 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving bulbs - This could save you about $50 per year! Replace your old incandescent bulbs with Energy Star-qualified bulbs for the best quality in savings.
Replace halogen torchieres with Energy Star - labeled compact fluorescent torchieres. - They're cheaper to operate and safer to use.
Consider light-emitting diodes (LEDs) - Although they are more expensive than CFLs, LEDs last up to 15 years.
Open your curtains to let in daylight.
Keep bulbs clean - Dust can cut light output by as much as 25%TURN OFF LIGHTS WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING THEM!