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Spring clean with energy efficiency in mind

If these mild, sunny days have motivated you to start your spring cleaning, try these projects that may help you use less electricity.


Change your air filter

This do-it-yourself video shares how regular maintenance can help you use less energy and save money.

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Appliances, A/C good spring cleaning projects

It's time to start thinking of spring cleaning to get done around the house before summer is upon us.

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Don't forget to clean dryer vent hose

People sometimes tend to forget about simple maintenance on everyday appliances. The dryer vent hose is a good example.

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Clean coils for better refrigerator performance

Did you know you should clean the coils on your refrigerator or freezer a couple of times a year?

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Quick Tips:

  • Unplug unused refrigerators or freezers.
  • Set refrigerator temperature to 34-37 degrees Fahrenheit and freezer temperature to 0-5 degrees.
  • Use microwave for cooking when possible.
  • Rinse dirty dishes with cold water before putting them into the dishwasher.
  • Use cold water for garbage disposal.
  • Run dishwasher only when fully loaded.
  • Use air-dry cycle instead of heat-dry cycle to dry dishes.

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