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    Efficiency Tips

    Successful Efficiency Projects

    Helpful hints from the PUD's Energy Experts on how to make sure you get the most value from the money you spend on energy efficiency upgrades.

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    Saving Energy In Summer

    Follow these tips to keep cool and comfortable while keeping your home energy costs to a minimum:

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    Saving Energy In Winter

    Follow these simple free and low-cost tips to save energy in winter.

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    Efficient Appliance Use

    Tips to help you cut energy waste with your current appliances, and make smart decisions when buying new ones.

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    Holiday Lighting

    Holiday lighting, both inside and outside the home, adds joy and cheer to the season. The tips below will help shed some light on savings and safety.

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    Finding Phantom Loads

    Many common household devices use electricity, even when you aren't using them. This page explains how to locate and reduce phantom loads.

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    Insulating Your Home

    Tips for insulating your home.

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    Monitor Energy Usage

    A Kill A Watt Monitor is a device that measures the electrical usage of small plug-in appliances and other devices. You can use a Kill A Watt Monitor to learn which devices use the most energy, and to find devices that use energy when they are turned off (called “phantom” loads).

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    Portable Space Heaters

    Cut energy waste and stay safe with these tips for using portable space heaters.

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    Tips For Renters

    Energy saving tips for renters

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    Seal Air Leaks

    Tips for eliminating the gaps and cracks that air leaks through to cut waste and make your home more comforatble.

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    Sealing Your Ducts

    Tips for duct sealing to reduce energy waste.

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    Tips For Laundry

    Tips for saving energy and reducing your water usage when doing your laundry.

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    Window Efficiency

    Tips for reducing window air leaks and replacement windows.

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    Water Heating

    Tips to use less hot water, cutting energy waste, and lowering your bill

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