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Home Runs for Trees, presented by Asplundh and a partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), is now in its 13th season.

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13 Biggest Energy Wasting Habits at Home

Small, everyday changes in your power consumption can be easy to make. They don’t cost much, but they can add up to real energy savings. Thanks to our friends at Constellation, here are 13 biggest energy wasting habits at home.

  1. Leaving your electronics and appliances plugged in.
  2. Not utilizing sleep or standby settings for your electronics.
  3. Forgetting to turn the lights off.
  4. Using inefficient light bulbs.
  5. Running the dishwasher when it's not full.
  6. Washing your clothes in hot water.
  7. Using extra energy when cooking.
  8. Setting your thermostat too high or low.
  9. Forgetting to replace your HVAC system's air filters.
  10. Taking extra-long showers.
  11. Keeping water heater settings cranked up.
  12. Failing to landscape strategically.
  13. Letting air leaks go unnoticed.