Conserve Energy

Energy efficient products help save energy, lower utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These Eco Options products use less energy than standard products in the same category, help conserve energy in the home, or are powered by renewable energy sources. Look for ENERGY STAR® qualified products for the best savings.

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apply weatherstripping

Apply Weatherstripping to Windows

energy

Air leakage can account for 30% to 40% of total heat loss in your home. Sealing up the contact areas on your windows with weather stripping can save up to 20% on your heating bill.  
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Skill: 1
Time: 1 hour
Number of Steps: 4

create a wall hanging clothes rack

Create a Wall Hanging Clothes Rack

energy

This project will show you how to build a wall hanging clothes rack that will help lower your electricity bill - and benefit the environment. 
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Skill: 3
Time: 4 hours
Number of Steps: 16

customize a lampshade

Customize a Lampshade

energy

Be eco-chic by refreshing an old lampshade with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wallpaper. For an even more environmentally preferable transformation, use a compact fluorescent light bulb. 
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Skill: 2
Time: 2 hours
Number of Steps: 10

draft proof your home

Draft-Proof Your Home

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Draft-proofing your home will improve your comfort, keep your home warmer in the winter, save energy and money, reduce outdoor noise and stop insects from moving in. 
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Skill: 3
Time: 2 hours
Number of Steps: 5

using energy efficiently

Using energy more efficiently at home

energy

The efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important as energy prices continue to rise. Discover strategies that can help you use energy more efficiently throughout your home. 
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