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Things to do > Energy Efficiency
Turn off lights and electronics when not in use

This will save energy. Less fuel burned at power plants means cleaner air.

Consider low-maintenance landscaping

It uses less water and doesn't require the use of gas-powered lawn tools to maintain.

Consider solar energy

It prevents water and air pollution associated with burning fossil fuels for energy.

Install new weather-stripping and caulking around windows and doors

A well-insulated house conserves energy and saves money.

Cover your water heater with a water heater blanket

This blanket is made of insulation contained in sheet plastic so it can be easily attached to the water heater. A properly installed blanket will reduce energy loss.

Install water-saving showerheads

Whether you are replacing an older, inefficient showerhead or simply looking for ways to reduce water and utility bills, look for the WaterSense label on showerheads along with faucets, faucet accessories and toilets to find models that save water and perform well.

Install energy-efficient lighting

Use energy-efficient lights throughout the inside and outside of your home or office. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.

Purchase an appliance with the ENERGY STAR label

When it's time to replace an appliance, purchase an energy efficient model with the ENERGY STAR label.