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May's Environmental Quality is Energy

May

Eco says: Saving energy is saving money!
Energy conservation also contributes to clean air by reducing the amount of energy that must be generated by power plants.

Check Out Eco's Energy Tips!

     Lights:

  • Keep light fixtures and bulbs clean and turn off lights in spaces not in use.
  • Replace incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent

     Home Exterior:

  • Light colored roofing and exterior paint and shade trees can reduce energy used for cooling by 50%
  • Sun screens, well sealed doors and double pane windows can help even more

     Heating and Cooling Equipment:

  • When buying new equipment look for best EER and SEER rating available
  • In the Southwest, evaporative coolers are an energy efficient way to cool your home when humidity is low. For best efficiency, be sure to keep your cooler well maintained
  • To maintain your heating/air conditioning system at maximum efficiency:
  • Set thermostat to 78 degrees in summer and 70 degrees in winter
  • Use ceiling or portable fans to circulate the air to feel cooler at higher temperatures in the summer
  • Raise/lower the thermostat 5 degrees when no one is home
  • Clean or replace filters every month
  • Perform annual maintenance check-up

"Men and nature must work hand in hand.   The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men." Franklin D. Roosevelt