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10 Do’s and Don’ts: Easy Ways to Save Energy—and Money—at Home

May 21, 2014
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10 Do’s and Don’ts: Easy Ways to Save Energy—and Money—at Home
Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs. Amy via Flickr Creative Commons
Buy Energy Star-certified appliances and equipment. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Use smart power strips. Villagelinca via Flickr Creative Commons
Invest in a programmable thermostat, and adjust your temperature settings. vikram via Flickr Creative Commons
Even the simplest fixes can lower your energy bill and make your place more energy efficient. Here are 5 quick things you can do, plus 5 wasteful habits you should avoid.

With a few cheap gadgets and some simple lifestyle changes, you can slash your energy bill and protect the environment. NationSwell talked to Helene Gotthelf, projects manager at the Institute for the Built Environment, a sustainability research center at Colorado State University, to compile a list of 10 easy do’s and don’ts for improving the energy efficiency of your home — while also saving you money.

5 Easy Energy Do’s

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5 Simple Energy Don’ts

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