15 ways to meet Obama's energy-saving challenge to the nation

1. Plug the Leaks!

2. Install a better thermostat.

3. Replace your lightbulbs.

4. Buy Energystar!

5. Reduce your hot water use.

6. Find 10 more ways on your own.

Remember what he said Tuesday night: Let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years, or else!

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Comment by Eric Johnson on April 23, 2013 at 2:46pm

The number 5 on the list must be about using an electric tankless water heater rather than reducing our hot water consumption. They are very energy efficient based on my experience in using this electric water heater. This is a better way to meet Obama's energy-saving challenge than to sacrifice our hot water usage.

Comment by Bob Blanchette on February 20, 2013 at 4:38am

Limit installed capacity of HVAC systems, especially in new construction. Put in smaller systems and make the builder fix the house to resolve comfort complaints.

Comment by William H Nickerson on February 16, 2013 at 2:12pm

Tom, well spoken , very deep.....and I thought you were going to say something like quit your job and go on unemployment....

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