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When you think about making changes around the home, you may want to consider your energy consumption as an easy change to make. With a few simple steps, you can save energy around the home and potentially lower your monthly bill which can really add up over the year. Keep reading to learn how to save energy at home:

  1. Use Power Bar: Using an electric power bar to allow for more items to be plugged in at one time is not only handy but also can help save energy. By simply turning off the power bar before you go to bed, you will save energy and potentially you will save money from the reduced usage over time.
  2. Avoid The Rinse: The dishwasher can be a sneaky culprit for overusing hot water. For example, the rinse cycle on the dishwasher can use up to seven gallons extra of hot water and it will take longer for the dishes to be cleaned. So, next time when you wash your dishes, skip the rinse cycle and save water!
  3. Power Down: Computers have become part of our everyday life which means they are usually open and running for most of the day. However, when your computer is not in use, make sure to turn it to sleep mode rather than letting a screen saver run. This simple change can save you $30 annually on your energy bill.
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