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Energy-efficient appliances and equipment can save money for years to come. PPL Electric Utilities customers can visit pplelectric.com/e-power to learn about rebate opportunities.

Americans spend more money powering home audio systems and DVD machines when they are off than when they are actually in use. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

The fridge and freezer account for almost 6 percent of the average home’s utility bill. Stick to the right temperature. Keep your fridge between 36°F and 38°F. Set your freezer between 0°F and 5°F. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit pplelectric.com/e-power

Nearly 5 percent of all electricity produced in the United States is used to air condition homes.  Before you turn on the air conditioner, reduce your need for cooling. Use fans and natural ventilation first. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

About 10% of your energy bill is spent lighting your home. There’s an easy way to reduce that: switching to COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS. Start by deciding which lights you use most often—and change those first. Any light you use more than two hours per day is a good candidate for a CFL. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

If you are thinking about a new clothes washer, look for ENERGY STAR ® models. These are the most energy efficient models on the market and can cut utility bills by an average of $50 per year. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Make sure your computer’s ‘sleep’ mode is enabled. The computer will switch automatically to a low energy mode when you’re away, cutting energy usage by more than half. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Use one light bulb whenever possible. A single 100-watt bulb produces the same amount of light as two 60-watt bulbs, and uses 20% less energy. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Each of your appliances has two price tags. The first is the price you pay for it at the store. The second is the price you pay to run that appliance over its lifetime. Usually, this price is higher than the actual price tag of the appliance at the store. Choosing the most energy-efficient appliances will help reduce operating costs.  To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Did you know you can shop around and choose your own energy suppliers? To learn how to shop for your electricity, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power  to learn more ways to save!

Energy Star washing machines will use less than half the water and energy of standard washing machines. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Screen savers do not save energy. The best way to reduce your computer’s energy use is to turn it off when you’re not there. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Don’t skimp on light bulbs. The money you spend on light bulbs is only 10% of the total cost. The other 90% is the cost of electricity. Look for more efficient rather than cheaper light bulbs. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Oversized appliances waste energy. Choose an extra-large dishwasher or fridge only if you have a large family that needs it. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Many electronics draw energy even when they are off.  Use power strips and flip the switch off when those items are not in use. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Keep light bulbs clean. Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of the light. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Make sure room air conditioners are installed tightly to avoid letting the cool air escape.  Also make sure it is placed properly. If the thermostat of the unit is near electronics or other items that produce heat, it will read higher than it should. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

In the self-cleaning mode your oven reaches temperatures of 850 degrees. You can save energy by starting the self-cleaning cycle after cooking, while the oven is still warm. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Clean your filters monthly, dirty or clogged filters block airflow and reduce efficiency. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Make sure that your walls and attic are properly insulated. Adding fiberglass insulation is one of the best savings measures you can do yourself. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Cold water washes clothes just as effectively as warm water. By eliminating warm rinse cycles, you could save about $25 per year on water heating. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Don’t preheat your oven except when baked goods require a precise starting temperature. If you must preheat, keep in mind that most ovens preheat in 10 minutes or less. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Unplug chargers and power adapters when not in use.  When your cellphone, digital camera or laptop is finished charging, the charger still draws energy unless you unplug it. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Don’t peek in the oven! Each time you open the oven door the temperature drops 25 to 50 degrees and your oven uses more energy.  To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

A programmable thermostat lets you easily lower the temperature when no one is home, and overnight. You could save as much as 20% on your heating costs. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Match the load setting on your washing machine to the size of the load. The load setting determines how much water is used. Smaller loads require less water. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Turn off your oven a few minutes before the cooking time is up. The oven will retain enough heat to finish cooking your meal. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

CFL’s can last up to 10,000 hours, that is 10 times as long as an incandescent bulb. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

If you are thinking about a new air conditioner, look for ENERGY STAR® models. They are the most efficient on the market and will save energy. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power

Two small loads of laundry use about twice the energy as one full load. By combining loads you reduce your energy use. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power 

Once water starts boiling, it doesn’t get any hotter. You can turn down the burner and still keep a pot of water boiling. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power 

Operating outdoor lights all night adds up.  Reduce your energy usage without sacrificing security or style.  Use outdoor lighting with motion sensors.  They only operate when needed. To learn about more low cost, no cost ways to reduce energy, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power 

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