On Susty.com we found a great link to RechargeAmercia.com. This site offers a Home Energy Saving Tune Up Kit, which includes a Detail Guide (check lists, tape on reminders and shopping lists) along with tools to help you spread the word. In addition to the RechargeAmerica.com website, Susty.com offers the following 10 steps to save up to $600 a year at home.
Replace your five most used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs to save $60 a year. And turn off lights whenever possible.
2. HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Set your thermostat to 66 heating/76 cooling when you’re home and 60/82 when you are away to save 30% on your heating and air conditioning costs. Replace air filters.
3. KITCHEN APPLIANCES
Set refrigerators to energy saving settings. Use the microwave for efficient cooking. Make sure the dishwasher is full before use.
4. WASHER & DRYER
Avoid hot water washing and save up to 90% of your clothes washing costs by using an indoor drying rack or outdoor clothes line.
5. WATER HEATER
Set your water heater to 120 degrees - no hotter. And if it’s more than a decade old, put an insulating ‘blanket’ on it.
6. BATHROOMS & FAUCETS
Save water AND energy with wise use and low flow showerheads and faucets. They are inexpensive and easy to replace.
7. HOME ENTERTAINMENT & COMPUTER SYSTEMS
You may be spending $100 per year to power devices in “standby” mode. Use power strips or turn them off.
8. AIR LEAKS & HEATING VENTS
Check and seal air leaks around windows and doors for a more comfortable home and even more savings.
9. IN THE GARAGE OR PARKING LOT….
Your car is a huge opportunity. Maintain good tire pressure, keep it tuned, and above all - drive efficiently.
10. SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY
Check and see if you can buy renewable energy. Contact your representatives and tell them you want clean energy.
Take time to make these changes and save some money!