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Incandescent or Fluorescent Bulbs?

Energy conservation is a hot topic these days, and with good reason- why not learn how you can easily and efficiently lower your monthly electricity bill? Electric companies like IDT Energy offer personalized advice on how to do just that, so you may want to contact your energy provider before making and significant changes on your own.

There are some simple alterations that you can make on your own, however, such as switching light bulbs and adding lamps. Most people use incandescent light bulbs, which are much less effective than fluorescent. In fact, incandescent bulbs use up to 80% more energy than fluorescent ones, and have a much shorter life span. Some people may claim that fluorescent bulbs are too white and are unpleasant, but in fact fluorescent bulbs can come in many colors, and it can be hard to differentiate between those and the regular yellow, incandescent bulbs.
Adding small lamps or nightlights to specific areas in a house can also reduce energy use at home. Just be sure to turn them off and unplug them while they’re not in use.

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