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Home Energy Saving Tips

Home energy saving tips – The OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency) has provided some home energy saving tips that help homeowners save money throughout the year.


  • Kill the energy vampires: Turn off and unplug electronic devices such as tv, radios, computers, cell phone chargers, and lights when not in use.
  • Reduce water: Install low-flow showerheads – they use one-third to one-half the water of regular showerheads.  Limit showers to 10 minutes, and turn off faucet while brushing teeth.
  • Program your thermostat: Turn down your furnace thermostat by 5 degrees in the winter and air conditioning up by five degrees in the summer.  Each degree saves about 2% on your bill.  When used properly, a programmable thermostat can save up to $150 per a year.

The OLHSA also provides low to moderate income residents energy efficiency home improvements to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. Improvements may include added insulation, furnace and hot water heater repair or replacement, caulking, and much more.

Participants in this energy saving program will gain access to dozens of free programs provided by OLHSA to help our neighbors succeed, such as energy education classes, foreclosure counseling, utility assistance, Head Start preschool, and much more.

OLHSA has been providing Weatherization to the community for over 30 years, but with the nation’s budget future uncertain, so is the future of Weatherization. OLHSA is encouraging interested residents to apply now while substantial funding remains.

OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 320,000 services were provided in 2010 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives.

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