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Tips To Save Energy At Home

By: Michael Phillips Email
By: Michael Phillips Email

"Just Do Something". That's the slogan the day after the Live Earth global warming awareness concerts. So tonight, we're showing you ways you can make a difference right at home.

These may look like your average washer and dryer, but they're actually energy efficient. That means they can help you save money on your bills and help save the environment. But if they look expensive, don't worry, there are other things you can do that will cost a lot less money.

This was the scene Saturday, concerts all day, in seven places across the world, all to raise awareness about helping the environment, but now that the concert is over, how do we help without breaking the bank.

Danielle Wells works at Lowe's giving energy conservation demonstrations. She says there are some easy and not too expensive ways you can save.

"Changing to a compact fluorescent light bulb, that can save up to 60% more energy and last up to 10 times longer than a normal light bulb," Wells said.

The best part, those bulbs only cost about ten bucks per six pack. If that's not cheap enough, how about this three dollar solution. Using caulk or sealant to keep air in and moisture out. You can still do some things around the house that won't cost you a dime.

First, just keep your thermostat at 75 degrees. You can also air dry your dishes to keep the dishwasher from running excessively. Also, unplug your electronics when you’re not using them.

You can find a link the concert's website with even more energy saving tips at http://www.liveearth.org/.


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