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Simple Changes For A Green Home Part 2 - Lighting
on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 2:50pm.
Replace standard bulbs with CFLs.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy-efficient than regular bulbs, while giving off the same amount of light.
Use the right bulb.
Make sure you’re using the appropriate CFL bulb for your light fixture – they come in various sizes and types for different lighting needs.
Replace halogen light bulbs
, which can get hot enough to be a fire hazard, with CFLs – they use less energy and don’t get as hot.
Use motion-detector lights
for all your outdoor lighting – they’re convenient and efficient.
Recycle your CFL bulbs.
CFL recycling page
to find out how, where and why.
Replace your five most-used light fixtures and/or bulbs
with ENERGY STAR® products. If every American did so, we would save about $8 billion per year in energy costs.
Consider using timers
to turn lights on in the morning and off during the day.
Choose outdoor CFLs
for outdoor lighting – they last up to 10 times longer than standard bulbs.
Select light-colored or opaque lamp shades.
Place lamps in corners so they reflect light from two walls.
Install fluorescent tubes
as an efficient way to light your workshop or playroom.
Install high-performance windows, screens and films
to protect upholstery, wood and artwork from UV rays while saving energy.
Eliminate "hot spots"
in your home by using High-performance windows, solar window screens and qualified window films.
Consider high-performance windows
before you replace your AC system. They’re so efficient that they may help reduce the size and cost needed for a AC system.
Install high-performance windows
with double-glazing and spectrally selective coatings that reduce heat gain and avoid cranking up your AC.
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