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  • Whether leaving the room for a few minutes or a few hours, there is no better method for eliminating costs than simply shutting off the lights.
  • It costs almost $20 a year to leave one light on for 8 hours a day. *

* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program

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    Use dimmers, motion sensors, or occupancy sensors to automatically turn lighting on and off as needed to prevent energy waste. These can be used with many different types of lights in and around your home, including Fluorescent Interior Fixtures, Exterior Hardwired Fixtures, and LED Lights.
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    Consider purchasing smart products and energy efficient lighting products, like those offered by the Ameren Missouri Online Store.
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