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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 | Author:

Homeowners are responsible for the property around their homes, and it often takes quite a bit of energy to keep the premises looking their best and functioning up to par.

Here are a few easy-to-do ideas from IDT Energy to keep the energy you use on upkeep of your land down to a minimum:

  • Use a broom to sweep away leaves and other debris from your driveway and walkways, instead of housing them down. Using water to flush away dirt is just a waste of loads of water.
  • If you have a small lawn, think about using a manual push mower to cut the grass with. Less noise, less energy, and get some exercise, too.
  • Doesn’t the sound of the leaf blower drive you crazy? Think about using an old-fashioned rake. Less noise, less energy, and more fun.
  • Do you have a security light that you leave on all night? Definitely switch to a compact fluorescent bulb to save tons of electricity and they last longer, too. They also come in yellow so bugs are not attracted.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 | Author:

The United States Department of Energy has an informative and easy to use web site which can help home owners save lots of money while they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

There is also plenty of advice on how to save money while traveling by reducing the amount of money spent on fuel, and lowering the cost of car maintenance.

IDT Energy suggests that energy consumers take a look at this web site and begin incorporating some of the tips into their lifestyles to save money and resources.