The List: Go Green With the EPA's Tips

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Whether you're trying to make your home more comfortable, improve your company's bottom line, or make your school a greener place, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the tools and resources you need. If every American household took the actions on the next few pages, we could save $18 billion on our energy bills annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 18 million cars. Join with EPA and be part of the solution. ENERGY STAR® can help.

Things You Can Do at Home

Make a Plan

Visit the ENERGY STAR website and use EPA's online tools to help you find out how to make your home more energy efficient. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, recommendations from ENERGY STAR can reduce your utility bills by up to 30 percent, make you more comfortable, and protect our environment.

Change a Light

The EPA suggests replace existing lighting with ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, lamps, ceiling fans, and fixtures. Also look for the ENERGY STAR on decorative light strings for festive occasions.

Make Saving Energy Entertaining

The EPA says when you purchase a TV make sure it has earned the ENERGY STAR. The EPA suggests looking for ENERGY STAR qualified components, including DVD players, sound systems, and set-top boxes.

Seal and Insulate

According to the EPA use caulk, spray foam, and weather stripping to seal your home's outer walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and floors. Add insulation to your attic to help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Seal leaks and repair gaps in your home's duct system to improve efficiency.

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