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Quick, Easy Ways to Save Energy.

Start Saving with Simple Steps

It’s easy to reduce your energy use and save money, starting with no-cost and low-cost changes. Just adopt a few new habits and make time for quick and easy projects around the house. Then move on to bigger changes that give you deeper, long-lasting savings. Involve your family and together you’ll be making smart energy choices that improve your home and contribute to a clean energy future.

Appliances

  • When buying an appliance, check estimated annual costs. You can find an estimate of the annual energy cost on the yellow Energy Guide label on the appliance. The label will also show you how this appliance rates in terms of energy use compared to similar models.
  • Look for ENERGY STAR® on appliance labels. Consider choosing an ENERGY STAR-labeled appliance. The ENERGY STAR rating means an appliance meets strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Remember to purchase the right size appliance for your needs. Buying something bigger and more powerful than you need means you may end up paying for unneeded energy.
  • If you’re thinking about buying a new appliance, consider the full cost of ownership over the life of the appliance.