There are two ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes—use less water and use cooler water. Unless you're dealing with oily stains, the warm or cold water setting on your machine will generally do a good job of cleaning your clothes. Switching your temperature setting from hot to warm can cut a load's energy use in half.
The U.S. Department of Energy offers these tips to help you save even more:
The most expensive dirt in the world may lurk in your home’s heating and cooling system. If neglected, dust collecting the equipment’s air filter could increase your energy bills hundreds of dollars every year and result in costly repair or replacement costs.
Dirty filters cause a system to work harder and break down faster. That’s because unfiltered dust and grime work into critical parts, creating friction that causes unnecessary wear and, eventually, failure.
Construction is well underway for Cooperative Solar Farm One. Crews are driving steel posts into the ground and attaching solar panels.
The farm should be operating by November. When completed, the not-for-profit solar farm will feature 32,300 panels spread over 60 acres. It will be one of the largest solar farms in Kentucky
You can see Cooperative Solar Farm One being built as you travel along Interstate 64. The farm is located approximately 10 miles east of Lexington, on the south side of the interstate. Keep an eye out for our sign!
Cooking in the summer can be unbearable, and the last thing you want to do on the hottest, most humid days is turn on the oven to make dinner. Your air conditioner works extra hard during summer months to keep your home cool, so why not give it a break with easy, efficient, no-bake recipes. The recipes below are meant to help you make a delicious meal for your family, without breaking a sweat!
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