Energy Saving 101

Do It Green! Minnesota

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

To light up a dark room, replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights not only improve the quality of light, but also burn cooler and provide more light per watt of energy than incandescent bulbs.

Instead of comparing the cost of the two bulbs, compare the energy bills. Fluorescent lights use 70% less energy and last up to ten times longer. Enough said. Purchase fluorescent bulbs at your local hardware or lighting store or visit Remember to recycle your used bulbs properly in order to avoid mercury toxicity in our land and water. Check with your local hardware store or visit for disposal options.

The best advice for conserving energy is this: turn off the lights when you leave a room!

Heating Tune-ups

Minnegasco-Center Point Energy offers appliance tune-up and repair services to keep your heater functioning as efficiently as possible. Call 800‑722‑6821 or visit

Energy Audits

The Neighborhood Energy Connection offers home energy audits leaving you with written recommendations to save money, ensure safety, and reduce energy consumption in your home. With a 99% customer satisfaction rate, how could you pass that up? Call Xcel Energy to set up an appointment today at 800-895-4999 or contact the Neighborhood Energy Connection at
651-221-4462 or

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