Save electricity by switching to compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Save electricity by switching to compact fluorescent bulbs.

Energy

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Franklin has compiled resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Energy-Saving Lighting

Switching from incandescent to compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs can help cut home energy costs. CFLs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and use less electricity.

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Washing dishes

Saving Water & Energy

You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.

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Windows

Sealing Air Leaks

Although small cracks around windows and doors contribute to air leakage, the biggest holes are often located in the attic, crawlspace, or basement.

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Contact

Richard Gast
Program Assistant: Horticulture and Natural Resources, Master Gardener Volunteer Program
rlg24@cornell.edu
(518) 483-7403

Last updated April 19, 2016