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Economics Test #4 Tips to Save Energy/Air Conditioning or Rolling Down Windows Articles
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Install a ______ compatible with your heating and cooling system
For every degree you lower your thermostat in the _______ range, you save about _____ on heating costs
60-70 degree; 5%
Set your thermostat to ____ during the day and evening, and _____ at night and when you are leaving home.
68 degrees; 55 degrees
By setting the thermostat lower while sleeping or away, you can save anywhere from ____ on heating costs.
Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to _____.
120 degrees F
Avoiding pre-rinsing dishes before putting in dishwasher can save up to _____ a year.
TV, microwave, desktop computers, chargers, coffee makers, computer speakers, DVR, answering machine
If you are away from your computer at different intervals, make sure you have set the ______________.
power save options
_______ rather than using the heated drying cycle.
Air dry dishes
Simply heating the water to wash clothes amounts to ____ of the washing machine's power consumption.
Use ________ to light your home.
compact fluorescent bulbs
One energy certified light bulb uses about ____ less energy and generates ____ less heat than a traditional incandescent bulb and lasts ___ to ___ times longer.
75%; 75%; 10; 25
One energy certified light bulb saves about ____ a year in electricity costs and can save ____ over its lifetime.
Buy products that have the ______ label on them.
In the winter, set the thermostat at ____ when you're home, and ____ when you're away or in bed.
68-70 degrees F; 62 degrees F
In the summer, set the thermostat at _____ when you're home, and ____ when you're away and running the air conditioner.
76-78 degrees F; 82 degrees F
Turning the heat down from ____ to ___ in the winter could save you 131 kWh and ____ per month in a typical 1,800 square-foot home.
75 degrees F; 70 degrees F; $19
_______ is all you need to idle in your car in the winter months.
Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage up to ____ on the highway, and _____ when driving in the city.
If you cut your speed from 75 mph to 65 mph, you can burn up to ____ less fuel.
Laptop computers draw only ___ to ___ watts during regular use, as compared to the ____ watts used by a conventional desktop computer and monitor.
15; 25; 150
The energy used to produce, deliver, and dispose of junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than ______ cars.
_____ will contact dozens of direct mail companies to remove your name from their lists.
Using a clothesline will reduce your electricity bill by _____.
It costs about _____ for each dryer load using electricity or propane, and about _____ per load for natural gas.
50 cents; 25 cents
The average family does about ____ loads of laundry per week, so using a clothesline could save between ___ and ___ per month, more than the cost of a clothesline.
10; $10; $20
Air conditioner reduces your car's fuel efficiency by up to ____
Motorists should avoid using the air conditioner at speeds below ____ and travel with their windows down.
As your speed increases to ____, or highway speeds, wind drag becomes an issue.
Driving with the windows down increases the drag on your car, resulting in decreased fuel economy by up to _____.
Drive at speeds over _____ with windows down and you'll decrease fuel economy by up to ___ or greater.
55 mph; 20%
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