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Depot is now carrying LED light bulbs at reasonable prices. While they
may seem expensive compared to CFL's, they generate almost no heat.
This makes them a good choice for rooms that always seem too warm in
the summer. A lot of that heat may be coming from light bulbs, and the
AC may not be able to regulate the temperature properly in every single
room. Extremely cool light bulbs can give you an edge to keep a room
comfortable. One of the better values is the
40 watt equivalent. If you've followed LED bulb pricing, this type
of bulb was about $40 just a year or 2 ago. Now they are about $10.
Silver Spring, MD and Hyattsville, MD
One of the
best investments under $20 you may ever make is a good low flow shower
head. Shower heads from Niagara
Conservation have consistently been highly regarded by the likes
of Family Circle and Good Housekeeping. They deliver a good stream at
around 1.5 gallons per minute. Older shower heads use as much as 5 GPM.
The manufacturer says your savings can run
around $91 each year in water and energy costs. You can also
save 10's of thousands of gallons of water.