the single highest user of electricity that you can control is lighting. Plan to use Compact Florescent Light Bulbs or better yet LED light bulbs in all fixtures. You will be saving electricity, maintenance costs replacing bulbs and reducing the load on your air conditioning from waste heat. CFL bulbs cost under $1 each and save 75% or more than $40 over the bulb's lifetime. You can check out how much you can save by using the Light Bulb Savings Calculator on the Energy Star site.
LED Lighting is more expensive with bulbs costing anywhere from $9 to $35 but the savings are twice as much as CFL bulbs. Learn about LED Lights from the Energy Star site or calculate your savings by downloading the SalineBeGreen Lighting Calculator.
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