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The Power of Working Together

If we all take these steps, we could save electricity and natural gas equivalent to the use of more than 20,000 homes.

Low Cost Changes

Power Tomorrow calls us to take the next step toward a greater energy-efficiency commitment in our lives. Start by finding which part of your home or apartment uses the most energy. Then read on for many energy-saving ideas.
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Understand your energy use patterns

Compare your home heating rating to Madison-area homes of similar age. When you know what your use patterns are for natural gas and electricity, you can target ways to save.

How my energy use compares

Use a portable energy meter from your local library to measure how much electricity your plug-in appliances and equipment use.

Do the easy, low-cost measures first

Whether you own a home or rent, you can reduce your energy use by:

  • Setting a warmer temperature or shutting off your air conditioner at night or when you are away in summer.
  • Replacing your five most-used incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescents.
  • Turning off the TV, lights and other equipment when no one needs them.

See more: Easy, low cost energy-saving tips

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