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TIP 2: Replace old light bulbs

About 10 percent of a home's energy usage goes toward lighting, but it's easy to cut that number by switching to more energy-efficient bulbs. Although the price tag is higher to purchase compact fluorescent bulbs, they have a much longer life and use significantly less energy. Plus, they're great for the summer because they don't produce as much heat. Choosing bulbs with the right wattage for a room also helps to limit wastefulness.

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