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  • Turn off their computer(s) every night, including monitors, speakers, printers, scanners, etc. Open your blinds and turn off your lights (or as many as possible).
  • Money-saving tips: 1] Have your residence energy evaluated. Where are your heat and air conditioning dollars going? 1A] THEN take economical, practical steps to close those gaps. Use insulation and/or caulk. 1B] During warmer weather, set your thermostat for 78 to 80 degrees F. During colder weather, set your thermostat for 64 to 68 degrees F. Wear a sweater, pajamas, housecoat or wrap. 1C] Turn-down the setting on your hot water heater. A temperature or setting of "Warm", should be sufficient enough. 1D] Believe it or not: One of THE BIGGEST "thieves" of electricity is the charger you use to re-charge your cell phone. Unless you're re-charging your phone, don't leave the charger plugged in the socket. 1E] When you aren't using your computer, turn it off! 2] DON'T finance or charge anything! Pay C-A-S-H - cash for everything! In other words: Live within your means! 3A] When you go on errands, arrange your trip to save as much gas or petro as possible! 3B] If you're able to do it, walk to do your shopping. 4] When you don't need it on, turn it off! Turn off lights, TVs, radios, stereo, etc. 5] Use those new "pig tail-style light bulbs. 6] Recycle, recycle, recycle AND keep on recycling! Plastic bags, glass and paper. If your area has a facility for tin cans, re-cycle those, too! ALL those things are "renewable" resources. They can be used over and over again. They take up far too much room in our landfills. 7] Contact your electric company to ask about getting other energy-saving tips. Thanks for asking your Q! I did my best to answer it. I hope the information helps. VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Some personal observations and opinions. "THE University of Hard Knocks" Also known as ("a/k/a") "life's valuable lessons".
  • To quote Thoreau, "Simplify, simplify." If it takes extra effort to conserve energy, chances are you might do it for a while, but ultimately you'll backslide to your old wasteful ways. You should be looking for ways not to change your habits, but to change your *self*. I'm a vegetarian, I don't own or drive a vehicle (I'm 39 and never bothered to get a license), and I live in a small one-bedroom apartment with two other people. I buy my clothes used, I try to eat whole foods to minimize processing and packaging, and in the summer I use a fan instead of an air conditioner. Being responsible is a lifestyle choice, not something you can just slap on top of a typical consumer existence. Get off the treadmill. Live life a little slower, learn to enjoy simple things, and give the Earth a break. And heck, you don't have to go live in a cave; I enjoy blowing away Duty in STALKER: Clear Sky as much as the next Freedomer. Just enjoy your industrial toys (like your computer and your broadband connection) in moderation.
  • Don't move
  • Take the stairs, not the elevator. Saves energy and you get some exercise, win-win.
  • Unplug extra devices like chargers, computers, tvs, etc when not in use. They use power even when turned off. Set the A/C around 75 in summer, heater around 70 in the winter. Don't leave the lights on in rooms that aren't in use. Fans to circulate the air will help keep a/c, heaters from coming on to often too. A lot of things here, but all pretty simple.
  • sit down:)
  • - Disconnect the electric, water, telephone, gas, satellite tv or cable, and internet services. - Take a bath -once a week- at the nearest pond or river. Wash clothes there too. - get rid on your car(s). Use a bicycle, horse, or donkey. - drink plenty of alcohol -everyday- to avoid boredom. Lots of it. :D My 2 cents.
  • Stop buying big @ss gas guzzlers.
  • In addition to everything else that’s been said: http://www.hytechsales.com/ (Note: I have no experience with this—yet!—but I hear it’s great and plan to slap a coat on the inside of every outside wall in my house!)
  • Using solar power and conserving their use of power.
  • Woodstove insert? Those make worlds of difference.
  • Reduce your standard of living.
  • simple stuff like turning off the lights in rooms that your not in, unplugging electrical devices that are not in use. wearing a sweater and pants in the house during winter instead of using so much heat. im no tree hugger but i conserve energy- money whenever possible its just natural to me, my father always use to yell i aint trying to heat the whole damn neiborhood everytime id leave door open.
  • So far i have 1. Changed my gas and electric supplier for a better rate and got it capped till 2010. 2. Energy saving light bulbs fitted everywhere. 3. Lagged my loft. 4. Turned down my heating a few degrees 5. Turn off all electrics and not leave on stand by. 6. Dont turn the heating on until i really have too. My last Electric bill was £184.00 got my new Electric bill yesterday and it was £118.00 so it seems to be working so far:)
  • instead of blowing your sidewalk and driveway with some kind of resourse consuming machine let the wind do it (plus you'll conserve your personal energy to :)
  • Shiver more. ;-) Drop your thermostat, and cover up with a blanket when watching TV or reading,
  • On a nice day, hang your clothes outside to dry.
  • I'm guilty of taking longer than necessary showers.. these chilly mornings, the warm water just feels so good. I'm working on keeping the time on my showers down and to unplug whatever isn't being used. I didn't realize that an appliance still uses electricity if it's turned off but it does.
  • Buy HDTV's, they are pro energy!
  • turn Ur lights out... & florescent lights, baby!!

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