CFL lightbulb surrounded by incandescent bulbs (NOTE: this is used by CCE-Tompkins as the image for $ave Energy, Save Dollars workshops)
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Save electricity by switching to LED 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.

"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"

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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CFL lightbulb surrounded by incandescent bulbs (NOTE: this is used by CCE-Tompkins as the image for $ave Energy, Save Dollars workshops)

Energy-Saving Lighting

Switch from incandescent to LED lightbulbs and cut your home energy costs. LEDs last up to 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use less electricity, and don’t contain mercury, like compact fluorescents (CFLs).

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Hand washing dishes in a sink. On side is soapy water for washing; the other is clean water for rinsing

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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Old windows in Hickey's Music Building, ithaca

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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Last updated March 26, 2019