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endnotes Give Your Home An Energy Vacation


Summer can mean long weekends away or possibly a family vacation.


Don’t let your house waste energy while you’re away. Before you head out:


• Turn off the heat pump or air conditioner, or set the thermostat to 85 to 90 degrees if there’s something in the house that could suffer heat damage such as house plants.


• Empty the refrigerator and unplug it if possible. Remember, as your house grows warmer, a manual- defrost refrigerator may run twice as much as usual, and self-defrosting models can run an additional 20 to 30 percent, trying to keep food cool. Clean it out thoroughly and prop open the door to prevent mildew growth.


• Empty the freezer as well: If you leave it on while turning off your AC, it can eat into your energy savings as it works harder to stay cold.


• Unplug computers, televisions, lamps, and all electronics. These devices will continue to pull electricity, even when they aren’t in use. Chances are your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, phone, printer and scanner all “live” near each other. To make it easy, plug them all into a surge-protector power strip. That way, you have to pull only one plug to disconnect them all before you leave your home for an extended time.





Leave a light or two on so bad guys won’t know you’re away, but be sure to connect them to programmable timers that will turn them on and off at the times you specify. Aside from saving energy, the on-and-off lights will make your home appear occupied.


For more energy saving tips, please visit togetherwesave. com, or contact your co- op at 800-888-2731.


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tip of the Month


When replacing incandescent bulbs from recessed light fixtures, use energy-efficient bulbs that are rated for that purpose. For example, the heat buildup in down lights will significantly shorten the life of spiral CFLs.


Source: Department of Energy


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