Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.
Stop buying household cleaners that are potentially toxic to both you and the environment. Use simple ingredients such as plain soap, water, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vinegar, washing soda (sodium carbonate), lemon juice and borax, and save money at the same time.
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) use 66 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Replacing a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 32-watt CFL can save $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
Plant your garden with the flowers and bushes that are indigenous to your area. That way, normal rain will be sufficient. If you live in an area without much rainfall, look for drought-tolerant plants.
Clean your furnace's air filter monthly during heavy usage to ensure maximum airflow.
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