Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Save Energy with Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

To many people, using compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFL bulbs, is nothing new. These bulbs have really caught on in the past decade, and continue to grow in popularity. In fact, it's actually getting harder to find regular incandescent light bulbs, which is a good sign people are using CFL bulbs.

Simply put, CFL bulbs will help save energy. Compared to regular incandescent light bulbs, they use a fraction of the energy and last years longer. Once you install CFL bulbs, you'll also get to enjoy one other thing: not having to change light bulbs! Most last 5 years or longer, and if they don't, they probably are under warranty. To get started with your energy savings, buy some CFL bulbs. Have them on hand when your next incandescent bulbs burn out, and replace them one by one. You could also choose to replace all of them immediately to see the energy savings turn on immediately.

If you're still not convinced, read this page which features 7 reasons to use CFL bulbs in addition to the ones on this post.

The product to the left, the  GE 13-Watt Energy SmartTM - 8 Pack - 60 watt replacement , is also by far the best deal on CFL bulbs. They also qualify for super saver shipping, so if you order 4 packs of these bulbs (probably enough for your entire home), you'll qualify for free shipping. At a price of 6.99 for the 8 pack, that's only 87 cents per light bulb, which actually makes it cheaper than most incandescent light bulbs. It's no longer more expensive to buy these energy saving bulbs, so give them a try if you haven't already.

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