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"I save energy by warning my home naturally by opening my blinds letting the sun in winter and close everything up in summer and use fans cooled by ice water."
– Blondie, Stockton
"I always keep my water heater down as low as possible until 30 minutes before needing hot water. As soon as I'm done, I turn the water heater down super low again. I can see a huge difference in gas consumption."
– Zmombomb, Fresno
"I wash all my clothes in cold water and hang them to dry. The only things I dry in the dryer are towels and sheets. If you run through an extra spin cycle it takes less time to dry too."
– Nay, Sacramento
"We changed all our lighting needs to LED. Instead of local individual heaters, use central heating. Use clothes washer, especially dryers and dish washers, between 12 midnight and 6 am."
– Energy Conserver, Sunnyvale
"I save energy by unplugging anything I'm not using. That goes for my television, too."
– Vanessa, Arcata
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