Energy-Saving Tips

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At Silicon Valley Power, we want to help you keep your home comfortable and your energy bill low throughout the year. Set off on the right path with information from the following articles.

12 Easy Ways to Save Energy
Check out these easy ways to save energy with little effort and a big payoff.
 
Weatherization Tips
Use this step-by-step guide to install weather stripping, outlet gaskets, window caulking, and more.
Installing and Using Whole House Fans
Get all the information you need to select and install a properly-sized whole house fan.
Lighting Information
Learn more about how to select Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs and LEDs, including how to properly dispose of the CFLs at the end of their life.
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Save Money By Programming Your Thermostat
Download this guide to learn how you can reduce the cost of using your home electronics.
Save Money On Home Electronics
Download this guide to learn how you can reduce the cost of using your home electronics.
Understanding the Energy Use of Video Games
Download this guide to see how much energy your video game console consumes and get tips on how to control the energy cost.
How to Zap Phantom Loads Using Smart Strips
Download this guide to learn how the use of a smart power strip can save you money when used with the right appliances and electronics.
Energy Efficient Tips for Watching TV
Download this guide for more information on how much that set-top box, DVR, Blue-Ray player, and video streaming device costs to watch TV.
Save Energy During the Holidays with LEDs
Download this guide to learn about the cost and safety benefits of LED holiday lights over traditional incandescent holiday lights
No and Low Cost Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters
Download this guide to learn about simple low cost and no cost ways that renters can save energy and money.
Space Heater Guide
Download this guide for tips on how to save money and energy when using a space heater and how to select the appropriate space heater for your needs.
Air Sealing Basics
Download this guide to learn about the common places where air leaks from your home, and some simple, low cost ways you can repair them in order to save energy and money
Fireplace Energy-Saving Tips
Download this guide for tips on how to avoid heat loss in your home and save money.

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