There are several tips consumers can follow to save energy. The first is reducing heat by sealing ductwork, which loses as much as 40 percent of air conditioning to leaks. Insulating windows with caulk or weather stripping also improves overall insulation. Upgrading water heaters and washing clothes in cold water are additional energy-saving strategies. Upgrading refrigerators save as much as 50 percent energy, and running dishwashers only when the load is full saves as much as 10 gallons of hot water. Lighting is another easy energy saving option through installing high-efficiency LEDs which save as much as 8- percent energy. | Read More