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October is Energy Action/Awareness Month

house w bulb - used for B+B insert sept2013Whether you call it Energy Awareness Month or Energy Action Month, October is the right time to be more aware of your energy use — at home, at the office, on the road — and take action to reduce your energy use and costs.

Here are 3 ways to start your Energy Awareness/Action Month off right:

1. The Federal Energy Management Program’s Home Energy Checklist or Office Energy Checklist.

2. Want a customized checklist for your home? Start with a Home Energy Checkup, by LEAP.

3. And Virginia is one of a few states to offer a Sales Tax Holiday on qualifying ENERGY STAR and Water Sense products October 11-14.

If any of the following items are on your list, consider buying them this weekend:

  • Dishwashers
  • Clothes washers
  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Bathroom sink faucets
  • Faucet accessories
  • Toilets

Get all the details here.