Everyone uses energy for cooking, heating and cooling rooms, transportation, lighting, entertaining, and much more. The choices we make about how to use energy affects the environment and people’s lives. Energy conservation refers to any behavior that results in using less energy, such as, turning off the lights when leaving the room and recycling aluminum cans. Taking steps to reduce energy use is not only environmentally friendly but can also save you money!
Tips for energy conservation:
Some simple steps you can take to reduce your energy use include: changing your air filters regularly; keep your fans running; turn off your lights when you are not in the room; and keep your fireplace flue closed when not in use.
When purchasing new electronics or appliances, be sure to look for the “Energy Star” certification. Once purchased, or if you already have an Energy Star appliance, you can sign up for “My Energy Star” which provides up-to-date records of your energy saving activity so you can track your progress. Learn more at www.energystar.gov.