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Georgia Power to observe Earth Day statewide

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Georgia Power is celebrating Earth Day, and has a few tips to offer for around the home. 

Even if you aren't able to participate in Earth Day activities in your community, Georgia Power is providing five simple tips to make focusing on energy efficiency, and saving money, easy this Earth Day:  

 

  • Officials say to evaluate your thermostat and set manual thermostats to 78 degrees in the summer for peak efficiency. 
  • Change air filters regularly and change standard air filters once a month or pleated filters once every three months. 
  • Avoid "Energy Vampires," including electronics such as TV's and appliances with LED panels that draw power even when off or in standby mode. 
  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) where possible and replace standard bulbs with CFLs. They use 75 percent less electricity and last up to 10 times longer. 
  • Do laundry the smart way by washing full loads of clothes and avoiding over drying, which can dramatically reduce the amount of energy you use.

 

For details on additional programs to save energy and money, visit GeorgiaPower.com/EarthCents

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