Make your home improvement projects count this spring

Add these items to your shopping list and fix those high energy bills once and for all.

Download our shopping list to take with you to the hardware store.

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Fun Fact: Energy efficient LED light bulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescents. Their prices have been dropping fast.


Fun Fact: You can save about 3% on your heating bill for every degree you set back your thermostat. A programmable thermostat can help. Recommended settings are up to 68°F for heating and down to 78°F for cooling.


Fun Fact: Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss, allows you to lower your water temperature setting, and conserves water. Plus, your shower gets hotter faster! In the average house, insE!C Paint graphic w text (2)ulating just 20 feet of pipe could save you $50 a year, and the foam sleeves are very cheap!


Energize!Charlottesville is Charlottesville’s community campaign to save energy and win the $5 million Georgetown
University Energy Prize. Step by step and home by home we can make a difference. For more tips on how to slash energy bills and improve your home’s comfort and value visit

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