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Northwestern Energy Offers Energy Saving Tips for Montanans

October 15, 2006

In almost all homes, space and water heating are the biggest energy users followed by refrigeration and lighting. Here they offer some energy saving tips to help you get the most out of your energy dollar.

Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Program
NorthWestern Energy is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Program to support a new public education campaign showing how we can all help the environment through decisions we make at home. Simple changes can, in fact, make a big difference.

Change Five Lights
Change a light and help change the world. Replace your five most frequently used light fixtures, or the bulbs in them, with ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR, and you will help the environment while saving money on energy bills. If every household did it, together we’d prevent more than 1 trillion pounds of air pollution. Well-lighted steps, walkways, driveways and entrances are smart improvements. Installing ENERGY STAR qualified lighting fixtures outdoors for security and safety is always a good idea. Read More

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2 Responses to “Northwestern Energy Offers Energy Saving Tips for Montanans”

  1. Chuck on October 20th, 2006 9:38 pm

    Is there any way to wire a single light fixture with three (3) switches so any one of the three will turn the light on/off no matter what position the other swithces are in? I know it can be done with two (2) switches, but can it be done with three (3)?

  2. Administrator on October 22nd, 2006 6:12 am

    Hello Chuck,

    Thank you for your question.

    To control your light from 3 or more switches, you need to add a 4-way switch. There is not a limit to the number of 4-way switches you may add.  Please see the wiring diagram below for this configuration. You may also click on the image to enlarge it.

    Basic 4-Way Switch Wiring Diagram