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Compared to standard incandescent light bulbs, one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) can save an average of $35 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. That means that if you change 30 light bulbs in your home, you can save over $1,000. Remember, every 60-watt incandescent light bulb you replace with an equivalent 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb, You save 47 watts of energy. The price of these things has really come down and they last years. Additionally, they have the cool white which looks just like incandescent lighting. They have the outdoor yellow bug lights and the patio - garage flood lamps for motion detectors. I went over to Walmart and changed every light in and out side my house, from that point, I have saved at least 20 dollars a month on my electricity bill.
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The package above will reduce your wattage by 1000 watts over incandescent, that does not include the bug lights, recessed floods and kitchen lights.
The rest of the appliances would include the washer, dryer and dish washer. If you have not invested in the latest energy star appliances, which is the best option, here are a few tips for your older appliances.
1. Always use air dry on your automatic dish washer. The dryer element really spins the electricity meter.
2. Turn your water heater temperature down to 125 - 130 degrees. Unless your are a auto mechanic, you will not need these high temperatures to get your clothes or dishes clean. Modern day detergents are extremely effective in laundry washers and auto dish washers. Specifically for the laundry, wash everything in cold water except whites were one can use a smaller load with warm water and add bleach.
3. Reduce the drying time that will get your clothes dry or use a lower drying heat option, such as delicate. Not all older dryers have moisture sensors, don't leave your clothes spinning in the dryer after they are dry.
Winter Dryer Tip
If your dryer exhaust duct is exposed where you can get to it easily, install a heat keeper in the duct line. (see image below) You can open these in the winter and it allows the warm air to enter your house in the winter months to help with your house heating. (click on image below) Close in the summer months to exhaust the heat.
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