How to Shave Dollars Off Your Electric Bill

 Increasing your lighting efficiency is one of the fastest ways to decrease your energy bills. If you replace your lights in high-use areas with fluorescents, you can save about 50 percent of your lighting energy costs.

Use linear fluorescent and energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps in fixtures throughout your home to provide high quality and high efficiency lighting. Fluorescent lamps are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs and last six to ten times longer. Although fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, they pay for themselves by saving energy over their lifetime.

Lighting Tips

A portion of the above article was excerpted from Energy Savers:
Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home. Readers can contact
Jerry Loos in the Energy Office for free copies of Energy Savers,
or additional tips can be found at the U.S. Department of Energy web site:

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