Spring is finally here, and soon, so is Earth Month! April 22 is Earth Day, and we at Energy Savers like to celebrate all month. You'll be hearing a lot about Earth Day throughout April, but before we get started, let's take a look back at what happened in March.
New or Noteworthy on Energy Savers
- We want your feedback! Please take the Energy Savers survey and let us know how we can better help you save energy and money. The survey will take you five minutes or less. Your feedback is important to us and will affect future changes made to Energy Savers, so be sure your opinion is heard!
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On the Blog, In Case You Missed It…
- Missed Out on Federal Tax Credits? You're in Luck!
- Watch the Watts: Tips for Buying a New Television
- Have You Looked at Your Pipes Lately?
- Efficient Driving Tips to Help Ease the Pain at the Pump
- We Want Your Feedback! Please Take Our Survey
- Resolving to Make Earth Day Last All Year
- Spring Already?
- Ready. Aim. Fire.
Weekly Questions—Did You Share Your Answer?
- How Do You Adapt Your Energy Use During the Winter-to-Spring Transition?
- What Do You Look for When Buying a New Television?
- What Have You Done to Ensure Your Water Pipes are Efficient and Safe?
- How Will You Encourage Your Coworkers to Save Energy this Earth Day?
From the Archives:
- When Utility Bills Attack!
- How Do You Track and Budget for Energy Costs?
- Carpe Diem: Install Insulated Roman Shades
Tiffany wrote on Spring Already?: I live in Texas and one day it is hot and the next it is cold. Usually for my family to save energy is setting the thermostat around 70 or 75. It keeps the house cool on hot days and warm on cold days. Also, during the day when we are not home we make sure all the lights are off and all windows are closed so that the house doesn’t get too hot or cold. We put on small lamps instead of the actual light so heat isn’t created and we turn it off when it isn’t being used. Sometimes during the day when the weather is “just right” we open windows and turn the AC off.
Jacqui wrote on What Have You Done to Ensure Your Water Pipes are Efficient and Safe?: Pipe insulation is one of the energy conservation techniques that a lot of people forget about because you don't see your pipes on a day-to-day basis. It is good one to do though both to save money and help reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.
Welcome to spring and Earth Month!