4 Simple Energy Savers

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As environmental activist Wendy Abrams lamented in last Thursday’s post, “There exists a sense of helplessness and skepticism that individual efforts to address climate change could really have an impact.”

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In truth, every mainstream and organic consumer can take simple, inexpensive steps to save energy—and money.

Monica Teague, a spokesperson for Whirlpool Corp., offers the following household tips:

  1. Start by checking your appliances for Energy Star ratings to ensure you are running efficient models.
  2. Dry a few loads of laundry in succession to take advantage of leftover heat in the dryer.
  3. Take a look around your house, and plant trees and shrubs to act as a sunshade and windbreak.
  4. Check the seals around windows and doors for leaks. Plug them to ensure proper insulation.

Photo courtesy of Whirlpool Corp.

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