Five hacks to help you conserve energy

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Here are five hacks to help you conserve energy:

1. Switch to energy-efficient lighting: Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs, which use significantly less energy and last longer.

2. Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use: Many devices continue to draw power even when turned off but still plugged in. This is known as “vampire power” or “standby power.”

3. Adjust your thermostat: Lowering your thermostat by just 1°C can save up to 3% on your heating bill. You can also consider installing a smart thermostat to optimize your heating and cooling usage.

4. Use power strips: Plug your electronics, like your TV and computer, into power strips and turn off the strip when they’re not in use to eliminate standby power consumption.

5. Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances: When it’s time to replace your appliances, look for ones with the ENERGY STAR label, which indicates they meet energy efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Remember, every small change can add up to make a big difference in energy conservation!