Invest in High-Efficiency Light Bulbs

Next time you’re at a home improvement store this summer, why not pick up a few CFL or LED light bulbs too?  Their higher initial cost will pay off faster than you might think.  CFL’s use 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than an average light bulb.  LED’s use 85 percent less energy and last an impressive 100 times longer.  Use this online calculator to estimate the cash you’ll save.  Then watch this little clip for a humorous take on making the switch!

This helpful tip is courtesy of the REAP (Renewable Energy Alaska Project) June 2012 Newsletter, and the Alaska Craftsman Home Program.

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