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Take the PowerHouse Challenge!
Every month you can take part in an energy-efficient home improvement challenge. These challenges will include seasonal topics to help you save on your energy bill all year long.
October challenge: Build a laundry drying rack.
The laundry room is one of the biggest energy users in your home. Wash your laundry in cold water and build a laundry rack to air dry your clothes. These two steps will reduce energy use and extend the life of your clothes.
Check out step-by-step instructions on how to build a drying rack.
Here are other DIY projects that can help you save even more.
September challenge: Open the registers in your home.
Keep all air registers and returns open in your home. A forced air furnace is designed to move a specific amount of air for the entire home, even spaces you don’t often use. Closing registers in unused rooms will actually decrease the system’s efficiency. It will cause drafts and cold spots. Keep the returns open to distribute cold air back into the system to heat.
Here are a few other ways to keep your furnace running efficiently.