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April is Earth Month

We are so busy in our day-to-day lives that we may not take time to think about our energy consumption. It’s important not only for our Earth, but for our pockets too. I found some interesting facts that I had no idea about, here they are:

  • Replacing your old thermostat with a new programmable one is a great way to save energy. They are relatively inexpensive and you can get them at your local hardware store.
  • This is something to look for when you are purchasing an air conditioner this Summer. Make sure the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is 14 or higher. Who knew?
  • Lower the thermostat on your electric water heater to 120 degrees.
  • Americans only recycle about 30% of their waste. If we could double that to 60%, we would save 315 million barrels of oil per year. That is a lot of $$$$ and too much going to our landfills. If you don’t already, start recycling now!
  • Don’t know where to donate or how to get rid of those old clothes or kitchen items. Check out Freecycle, where you can post those items you don’t want and someone who needs them will take them off your hands.

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