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May's Environmental Quality is Energy


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!


  • 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