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Decrease your place power use with pointers on insulation, weatherization, heating, and extra.

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A Strong Energy Portfolio for a Strong America For more information contact: Energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy will mean a EERE Information Center stronger economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) independence for America. S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in a diverse portfolio of energy technologies. S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a DOE National Laboratory October 2008 Printed with renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% postconsumer waste.

Rating Special Considerations Programmable Thermostats For minimum ENERGY STAR efficiency, thermostats should have at least two programs, four temperature settings each, a hold feature that allows users to temporarily override settings, and the ability to maintain room temperature within 2ºF of desired temperature. Look for a the ENERGY STAR label and a thermostat that allows you to easily use two separate programs, one that can be programmed to reach the desired temperature at a specific time, and a hold feature that temporarily overrides the setting without deleting the preset programs.

Studies have shown that using rechargeable batteries for products like cordless phones and PDAs is more cost effective than throwaway batteries. If you must use throaways, check with your trash removal company about safe disposal options. Home Office and Home Electronics $ Long-Term Savings Tip • Consider buying a laptop for your next computer upgrade; they use much less energy than desktop computers. Home Electronics Tips • Look for energy-saving ENERGY STAR labeled home electronics. • Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off.

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