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Be efficient and save

About: ENERGY STAR® appliances
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The average home spends about $2,200 on energy bills every year. Change to appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR, and you can save energy and money. ENERGY STAR appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 - 50 percent less energy and water than standard models. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when shopping for your next appliance.

 

Spend less, save more

About: Simple tasks can reduce your use
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You don't have to spend a lot of money to save energy. Washing clothes in cold water can save the average household more than $40 a year; reduce cooking energy by as much as 80 percent by using a microwave for small portions instead of your oven; and use the correct size pot on electric stove burners to save about $36 annually. To learn more, view the  refrigerator and laundry room information sheets.

 

Don't burn money on water

About: Water heater efficiency
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The average household spends $400-$600 per year on water heating, making it the second largest energy expenditure behind heating and cooling. New ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters include smart design enhancements that offer significant improvements in efficiency and performance. And with our Take Control & Save bonus savings program, you may qualify for a $50 rebate. Contact your local electric cooperative for details. Find your cooperative.