Searching for ways to make the most of Earth Day? Start by looking at home. Take a tour, in English or Spanish, at the Federal Trade Commission’s ftc.gov/energysavings. You’ll find ways to save energy — and lower your energy bill — in every room of your home.
For example, head to the kitchen to learn about choosing a more energy-efficient refrigerator or other appliance that meets your needs using tools like the EnergyGuide label.
Stop off in the living room to find out how energy-efficient lighting can save you money, and what you need to know before you buy a light bulb.
Or look in the utility room to see how to get energy-smart about your heating and cooling systems and lower your bills year-round as a result.
A little energy know-how can go a long way. See all the FTC’s energy conservation publications at ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/energy/energy.shtm. Whether you’re in the market this Earth Day for a new washing machine, a better way to heat and cool your home, or some ideas on saving money at the gas pump, the FTC can help.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
(FYI Earth Day Energy)