Saving Energy Room by Room: The Family Room

Saving Energy Room by Room: The Family Room

Your family room is where you read, watch TV or just take it easy. While you're doing all of that relaxing, your energy budget may still be feeling the stress. Give your utility bills some downtime with these family room cost-saving tips.

1. LED and CFL bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy than standard incandescents, and they last much longer. 2. In summer, running a ceiling fan can make you feel cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning. Shut off the fan when you leave the room to avoid wasting energy. 3. ENERGY STAR® certified TVs use up to 30 percent less energy than standard models, while still providing the same great picture. 4. In warm weather, close blinds and curtains during the day to keep out solar heat. In winter, open treatments to let in the warm sun and close them at night to help retain heat. 5. ENERGY STAR® certified boxes use 35 percent less energy than standard units. Ask your cable provider if they provide these high-efficiency models. 6. If you have a fireplace, keep dampers closed when it's not in use to keep conditioned air from escaping through your chimney. 7. Electronic devices—such as game consoles and set-top boxes—continue to use power after they are turned off. Smart power strips save energy by preventing these devices from drawing power when you're not using them.

1. LED and CFL bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy than standard incandescents, and they last much longer.

2. In summer, running a ceiling fan can make you feel cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning. Shut off the fan when you leave the room to avoid wasting energy.

3. ENERGY STAR® certified TVs use up to 30 percent less energy than standard models, while still providing the same great picture.

4. In warm weather, close blinds and curtains during the day to keep out solar heat. In winter, open treatments to let in the warm sun and close them at night to help retain heat.

5. ENERGY STAR® certified boxes use 35 percent less energy than standard units. Ask your cable provider if they provide these high-efficiency models.

6. If you have a fireplace, keep dampers closed when it's not in use to keep conditioned air from escaping through your chimney.

7. Electronic devices—such as game consoles and set-top boxes—continue to use power after they are turned off. Smart power strips save energy by preventing these devices from drawing power when you're not using them.

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