Tips to keep the energy bill low

November 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

Consumer Line

Consumer Line

Lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to improve a home’s energy efficiency. Select retailers have partnered with the Energy Trust of Oregon to provide discounted Compact Fluorescent Lamp bulbs.

Retailers offering discounts on compact fluorescents

Ace/True Value Hardware, Albertson’s, Batteries Plus, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bi-Mart, Big Lots, Costco, Fred Meyer, Grover Electric and Plumbing Supply, Haggen, Home Depot, Lowe’s, PARR Lumber, Platt Electric Supply, Safeway, Walmart and Winco.

Guide

See the Department of Energy’s guide on energy efficiency at http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/energy_savers.pdf

Smart savings

For outdoor lighting to frame a sidewalk or just light up your yard, use solar-powered outdoor light fixtures — the only cost is the fixture itself. They are powered by the sun during the day and run off the solar power at night.

For ambiance and to conserve on power, light a candle. Right now there are sales on fall decorations like candles and other items at various stores.

About this series

Consumer Line is featured in the Herald and News on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Check out our bi-weekly tips on how to get the most out of the money you’re spending and how to save money in unexpected ways.

Featured app

EnergySaver, $2.99

EnergySaver uses the energy profiles of various appliances and electronics to help calculate a home’s energy usage and bill. The app can help a user understand what appliances are consuming the most electricity, water or gas. The app is available for iOS and Android.


Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am


Tips to keep the energy bill low

By DAVE MARTINEZ
HN Staff Reporter

Herald and News

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Energy efficiency is a game of small wins. Little things, like caulking cracks or changing light bulbs, can add up to big savings. With colder temperatures and shorter days, here are some tips to keep the energy bill low and the room warm.


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