GreenTip: Simple ways to save electricity

A few more ways to cut down on energy use:

-- Clean off the top of your refrigerator so heat can vent effectively.

-- Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

-- Wash clothes in cold water to save the electricity it takes to heat water.

-- Use a drying rack instead of a dryer.

-- Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater.

Source: National Geographic’s online Green Guide,

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