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Weekly tips to save electricity and the planet Dry your loads back to back. When drying your clothes, if you have more than one load to do, try to start the next one as soon after the first one stops as you can. This reduces the amount of energy needed to heat the machine up again since it’s already warm from the last load. Defrost food first. When you are about to cook a meal in an oven that requires food that needs to be defrosted from the freezer, let it sit out on the counter or in the fridge to defrost before putting it in the oven. If your in a hurry, put it in the microwave and hit the defrost button. Defrosting your food first using one of these methods will cut down on amount of energy and time used to cook your food. Use CFLs. Replace incandescent bulbs in your room with Compact Florescent bulbs
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Unformatted text preview: (CFLs). CFLs use 75% less energy than incandescent (normal bulbs) and last 10 times longer. Use less hot water . Using water, especially hot water, requires energy. Taking showers instead of baths and turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth are great ways to accomplish this. Just one full bath requires more water than a ten-minute shower. Let the sunshine in. On days when the sun is out, turn off your lights and open your blinds to let the sun in. This will cut down on the amount of energy needed to light your room, plus the added sunshine will boost your mood in the winter months. On cold cloudy days, close them to help trap the heat in the building and keep your room insulated....
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