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Saving Energy

Blue Ridge Electric understands that lowering your electric costs is a top priority to our members.

Here are some tips from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to help you save energy for heating, cooling, lighting and cooking at your home.

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Using hot water in the washer is like washing your money away
Heating the water accounts for 80% to 90% of the energy used to wash clothes. Use cold water to wash and rinse your laundry.

A programmable thermostat does the thinking and saves you money
Why heat your home when you're sleeping or when nobody’s there? A programmable thermostat regulates your home’s temperature automatically.

When you leave a room, turn it off
Leaving incandescent bulbs on when you aren't there produces heat and wastes electricity.

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You and your neighbor can live in homes that are exactly alike, yet depending on how you use energy in your home, one of you could be spending twice as much as the other each month.

Arrow 101 Low-Cost / No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures
Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative has compiled this list of low-cost / no-cost energy-saving measures to help you better manage your home’s energy costs.



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