•Filters on furnaces need to be cleaned or replaced at least once a month.
• All the Vents on the floor and walls need to be cleaned regularly and keep them unblocked by couches, drapes, and beds.
• When your done cooking remember to turn off the fan above the oven. The same goes for the fan in the bathroom
• Your curtains are great heating and cooling devices. Keep them open during the winter to let in the direct sunlight and closed during the summer to keep it out.
• Make sure your dishwasher is full when you run it and use the energy saving setting, if available, to allow the dishes to air dry.
• Turn down your water heater thermostat. Thermostats are often set to 140 degrees F when 120 is usually fine.
• Select the most energy-efficient models when you replace your old appliances. Look for the Energy Star Label - your assurance that the product saves energy and prevents pollution..
• Clean or replace air filters as recommended. Energy is lost when air conditioners and hot-air furnaces have to work harder to draw air through dirty filters
• Buy energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs for your most-used lights.
• Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket. It can save 1100 lbs an electric water.
• Use less hot water by installing low-flow shower heads.
• Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying minimally packaged goods, choosing reusable products over disposable ones, and recycling.
• If your car has an air conditioner, make sure its coolant is recovered and recycled whenever you have it service.