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Learn how to save money on your energy bills and stay healthy in a changing climate.

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Energy Efficiency
Heat Health
  • Light Bulb
  • Thermostat
  • Appliances
  • Windows
  • Power Strip
  • Mother
  • Daughter
  • Sun
  • Father
  • Puppy

Replace all your light bulbs with LED bulbs. They last longer and use less energy, which saves you money!

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Get a programmable thermostat and use it! Keep your thermostat a few degrees lower in winter and a few degrees higher in summer.

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Buy ENERGY STAR® appliances and equipment.

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Caulk and weather strip to make sure your home isn’t wasting energy.

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Use a power strip for your electronics to make them easy to turn off all at once.

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Wear a baseball cap or a sombrero and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

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Stop outdoor activity if you feel faint. Keep hydrated and seek cool places.

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Schedule workouts and practices earlier or later in the day. Avoid midday heat whether you work or play outside.

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Drink two to four cups of water – not juice, soda or anything else – every hour while exercising or working outside. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty!

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Never leave children or pets in closed cars alone and check on the abuelos and sick friends.

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Energy Efficiency
Heat Health
Energy Efficiency
  • Light Bulb

Replace all your light bulbs with LED bulbs. They last longer and use less energy, which saves you money!

Learn more
Energy Efficiency
  • Thermostat

Get a programmable thermostat and use it! Keep your thermostat a few degrees lower in winter and a few degrees higher in summer.

Learn more
Energy Efficiency
  • Appliances

Buy ENERGY STAR® appliances and equipment.

Learn more
Energy Efficiency
  • Windows

Caulk and weather strip to make sure your home isn’t wasting energy.

Learn more
Energy Efficiency
  • Power Strip

Use a power strip for your electronics to make them easy to turn off all at once.

Learn more
Heat Health
  • Mother

Wear a baseball cap or a sombrero and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Learn more
Heat Health
  • Daughter

Stop outdoor activity if you feel faint. Keep hydrated and seek cool places.

Learn more
Heat Health
  • Sun

Schedule workouts and practices earlier or later in the day. Avoid midday heat whether you work or play outside.

Learn more
Heat Health
  • Father

Drink two to four cups of water – not juice, soda or anything else – every hour while exercising or working outside. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty!

Learn more
Heat Health
  • Puppy

Never leave children or pets in closed cars alone and check on the abuelos and sick friends.

Learn more

More Energy Tips

  • Wash your clothes in cold water.
  • Turn off lights and ceiling fans when no one is in the room.
  • Use window coverings to keep your home cool in summer.

More Heat Tips

  • Eat small meals. Avoid using stoves and ovens to heat food
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down in extreme heat
  • Check the local news for heat health and safety updates
Thanks to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
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