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Top 5 Ways Your Home May Be Wasting Energy

Stop wasting energy by putting an end to these bad habits

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1. Outdated HVAC Units:nHeating and cooling your home can account for almost half of your overall electric bill. Find everything from smart thermostats to HVAC units at Dixieline.
2. Old Appliances: Old appliances can be real energy suckers. Replace your old refrigerator, washer and/or dryer with a new certified ENERGY STAR® appliance.
3. Incandescent Light Bulbs:nReplace old incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs (available at Dixieline), which last up to five times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs and save energy.
4. Energy Vampires: Energy vampires are electronic devices or appliances that slowly draw power from electrical outlets, even when turned off. Use smart power strips to make those vampires vanish!
5. Hot Water: Heating water requires a great deal of energy. Using cold water to wash clothes instead of hot water saves energy. Air drying will also save energy and help your clothes to last longer.
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