Ten Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs

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Ten Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs.  It is just beginning to get cold again in North KingstownRI windmill - real estate Rhode Island and since a long winter is ahead of us, I just wanted to cover 10 energy savers that will take you under 15 minutes to put into action...and begin to hear the coins saved!

- Keep your home thermostat no higher than 68 degrees
- Clean your furnace filter
- Install storm windows (or shut them if they are open)
- Close your curtains, drapes and shades at night
- Use direct sunlight to heat the rooms during the daytime
- Vampire electronics!  Unplug unused electronics
- Shut the chimney flue when not in use
- Remove air conditioning units from windows
- Set hot water tank temperature settings at 120 degrees, no higher
- Learn to wash clothes in cold water (brr!)

These tips are courtesy of National Grid which is one of our RI energy providers.  For more energy in action hot tips go to www.nationalgridus.com.  Electric savings here adds up to savings for our environment also.

If you know of homeowners in a financial crisis and can not pay their energy bill and are not eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund may help them.  A maximum grant is $400 once per heating season per family.  Call 401.831.1119 for more information today.  Reach out and be a resource for a neighbor too.   Ten Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs.

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Ginny Lacey Gorman is a North Kingstown Realtor who works and knows the North Kingstown RI geographic area of homes for sale, schools, happenings, important tidbits of information and  businesses well.  Waterfront, water view, ocean front, luxury and coastal RI real estate are her specialty, so call Ginny for your buying and selling home needs. As North Kingstown short sale agents, she and her team helps clients navigate successfully the rough short sale waters throughout RI, contact Ginny if you are having trouble paying your mortgage.  When you are in need of an internet savvy RI realtor® who sells homes in this real estate market, call Ginny today at 401.529.7849.

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Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
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These are quick and easy tips to save energy and a bunch of money.  Good information, Ginny.

Dec 02, 2011 12:00 AM #57
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Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

I do many of these items myself but frankly I couldn't do the 68 degrees! I would be walking around in a coat inside! 

Dec 02, 2011 12:52 AM #58
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Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
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I laughed OUT LOUD at the "Vampier Electronics".  Great, EASY tips to save money!!

Dec 02, 2011 01:04 AM #59
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Ginny--having grown up in the Midwest I certainly concur with your great list.  Now I have found that the number one way to save on energy costs is to move to Maui.  Of course, I totally agree with the vampire electronics--that's the perfect name for them. 

Dec 02, 2011 01:54 AM #60
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Thanks all i hope they are useful...working on my attic again...i didn't know it was 'leaky'..Rosalie you are too funny...the only one who thought 68 degrees was too low...i live at 64 degrees in the winter & fleece!

Dec 02, 2011 06:49 AM #61
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Carmela Jacobs
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor

Ginny thank you for sharing those tips.   Enjoy your holiday season, and try and keep warm.   :)

Dec 02, 2011 10:38 AM #62
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

A few years ago I started paying attention to 'ghosting' of appliances/adapters etc. Now just about everything is unplugged & it does make a difference.

Dec 02, 2011 11:00 AM #63
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Randy & Nancy Selby
The Woodlands,TX Connect Realty.com - The Woodlands, TX

Thank you. You reminded me that I need to buy some new light bulbs. I will be sure to buy the energy efficient ones.

Dec 02, 2011 11:46 AM #64
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Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
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Excellent tips, Ginny - short, sweet, and very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 02, 2011 12:44 PM #65
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Great tips from your post and other AR members. Always learning in the Rain.

Dec 02, 2011 01:24 PM #66
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Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

The East coast has more energy issues than the West coast but some of the tips can be helpful no matter where you live. Saving on energy is not only good for the environment but also for the wallet.

Dec 02, 2011 03:21 PM #67
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Thanks all ...remember in most states your energy provider will do a FREE energy audit for you, give you free CFLs & low water devices for faucets too...plus tell you which appliances are big suckers!

Dec 02, 2011 04:24 PM #68
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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Hi Ginny,  Very timely post in these times and one we can all always benefit from.  Thanks!

Dec 02, 2011 08:40 PM #69
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good tips although I think dishes need to be finished off with hot water to really be clean.

Dec 02, 2011 11:22 PM #70
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Joyce Kelley
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Always love to save and these are great tips for all of us, thanks for sharing and congrats on the feature

Dec 02, 2011 11:35 PM #71
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I do some of these things like turning the heat down (but not all the time) and also unplugging appliances that are not being used.  Good tips to share and reblog.

Dec 03, 2011 09:07 AM #72
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Sylvie Stuart
Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ

Great list! It's amazing how little things can add up to big savings! Thanks for sharing!

Dec 03, 2011 09:53 AM #73
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Ginny, I wish we could ship some of the heat up there for free, we have more than enough. South Florida resident.

Dec 04, 2011 01:09 AM #74
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

yes, ship the heat up north what a novel idea...figure it out and we'll love you for it...thanks for the support all.

Dec 04, 2011 05:57 AM #75
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Good reminders.  Thanks!

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