Ten things you can do to save energy around the house – Part One

1. Turn off lights – you would be surprised at how much energy is used by lights left on that are not being used, lights on in a room that no one is occupying. One or two lights left on can consume a considerable amount of energy, costing you money.
2. Turn down your water heater temperature – this makes a lot of sense if you have an electric hot water heater, but you can also save money by turning down the temperature of your oil, gas, or propane heater. Reducing the temperature of your tank from 140 degrees to 120 degrees can save a considerable amount of energy.

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As founding member of Net Zero Renewable Resources, LLC (NZRR), Lee is involved in all aspects of renewable projects, from meeting with prospective customers to ascertain their renewable energy goals, to designing systems, and facilitating and overseeing all aspects of the installation. Having designed and installed his own solar electric backup system in 1999 and currently living off the grid in a home powered completely by solar, Lee understands the intricacies of renewable energy and is able to explain complex systems in easy-to-understand terms.
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