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Imagine if everyone in your co-op made one small change. Now, stop imagining. Flip a switch. Seal some cracks. Screw in a CFL. Install a programmable thermostat and actually program it. Doesn’t take a lot of energy to save energy. But it sure pays off.

That’s the thinking behind, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ national energy-efficiency campaign.

Designed to inspire consumers to easily save energy by saving them money, is filled with tips to help members becoming more energy efficient.

The site features more than a dozen energy-efficiency interactive web applications linked to a virtual home tour, all designed to encourage co-op members throughout the country to take energy-saving actions now. Plus Touchstone Energy TV, showcasing energy-efficiency videos and the Energy Saving Forum, where members can post their own energy saving success stories and learn more information on how they can lower their energy bill.

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As the cost of energy goes up, so do your utility bills. We are looking for ways to help manage energy use and reduce costs. Touchstone Energy cooperatives have always placed a high priority on promoting energy efficiency to their members.

We all have the power to manage energy costs and become more energy efficient. Touchstone Energy Savers is a starting point to help you get on the way toward better energy management for your home. Below you'll find useful tools, valuable tips and resources designed to create greater home comfort and promote energy efficiency.

Energy Saving Tips and Techniques

There are many things you can do in your home to make it more energy efficient. Take the TSE Energy Savings Home Tour.

After you're done with the tour, you can download a copy of Touchstone Energy's popular Home Energy Savings Guide for more energy efficiency tips and resources. You have the power to control your energy costs. This Home Energy Savings Guide is a starting point to get you on the way toward better energy management for your home. In this booklet you'll find valuable tips designed to create greater home comfort and improve performance. Learn how to save energy in all areas of your home. There is a list of additional resources located at the end of this booklet. Home Energy Savings Guide

Sealing Your Home

One of the best and easiest ways for consumers to save on their energy bills is to make sure that their home is properly sealed. Hidden cracks and improper insulation in your home can amount to as much heat loss as having a window open all year round. That is why Touchstone has teamed-up with Energy Star to bring you "Seal the Deal". Seal the Deal is a short do-it-yourself video that shows what you can do to seal those small cracks and insulate your house to reduce you energy bill. Tips on sealing your home.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

Switching from regular incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent's can help make your home more energy efficient and save money. Find out how much you can save by using the Touchstone Energy Light Bulb calculator. Learn more about Light Bulb Energy Savers.

Heating and Cooling

Consumers spend roughly 56% of their total home energy costs on heating and cooling. Taking steps to create heating and cooling systems in your home that are more energy efficient can help reduce the costs in this area - Download money saving tips. Touchstone Energy has partnered with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) association to provide you with tips for reducing costs of your home's heating and cooling systems.

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