Serving the Greater Gaylord Area

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In The Basement

Keep your water heater clean. 1-2 times a year, drain water out of the bottom of the tank. When you remove sediment, you will save energy by keeping the heating element in contact with the water.

In The Bathroom

Check your toilet for leaks. Put dye tablets or food coloring into the tank. If color appears in the bowl without flushing, there is a leak.
Amt saved: 400 gallons a month.

In The Kitchen

Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. This beats the wasteful habit of running tap water to cool it for drinking.
Amt saved: 200 to 300 gallons a month.

In Every Room

Fluorescent light bulbs use 70% less electricity, give 5 times more light, emit 90% less heat & last 10 times longer than regular bulbs.
Amt saved: $50 in electricity costs over life of bulb.

In The Atic

A home with inadequate attic insulation can lose as much as 40% of its cool air. Because heat rises, as much as 60% of heat can be lost in the wintertime in poorly insulated homes.

In The Kitchen

Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, not under running tap water.
Amt saved: 5 or more gallons per meal

In The Basement

Replace furnace filters every month. Dirty filters make your system work harder & run longer than necessary & encourages buildup of mold & mildew, which can make cleaning more difficult.

In The Laundry Room

Dry loads of clothes back to back to take advantage of heat built up in the dryer. Clean the lint filter after every load. Your dryer will dry more efficiently, requiring less running time.

In The Kitchen

When washing dishes by hand, fill up the sink with soap and water instead of running the water the whole time.
Amt saved: 25 gallons per load