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Choose Your Savings
Saving money is pretty high on everyone's "To Do List" - and saving energy is a great way to accomplish that goal. By creating a more energy-efficient home, which means lower utility bills, you'll also be helping to preserve the environment.
Many home improvement DIY projects save energy. One of the simplest and least expensive projects is to evaluate your lighting choices and make strategic changes.
Helpful Hint: Brush up your lighting lingo before beginning your project.
We all remember a parent complaining about every light in the house being left on. While it's true that you can save energy by turning off lights when you leave a room, there are other ways to conserve energy with your interior lighting choices.
Lighting isn't limited to the inside of your home. When looking for ways to improve home energy efficiency, it pays to evaluate exterior lighting as well. Most homes have at least a light at the front door and some way to illuminate the walkway to the house; your home may have additional or decorative exterior lighting. Whatever your situation, consider these energy-saving tips:
Take a walk around the house - inside and out - and see how you can create a more energy-efficient house. Investing in a few light bulbs or fixtures is an investment in the future.
Energy Star ENERGY STAR® lighting uses about 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and lasts up to 10 times longer, while providing the same high quality light. The energy efficiency performance of ENERGY STAR® lighting also means savings of at least $25 in energy costs over the life of each ENERGY STAR® bulb that replaces an incandescent bulb. Buy ENERGY STAR® lighting to help save money on utility bills. These superior designs require less money and less energy to keep your home cool and bright!
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