Energy myths

Read the full story from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Ever argue about which way to run your ceiling fan in the winter? Or wonder how much energy you are saving with your fireplace? Or whether Uncle John is right about bad shingles causing the ice dams on your roof?

We all use energy every day to heat, power, and light our homes. And using energy wisely can help slow the rate of climate change, have a positive impact on local air and water quality, and help our individual—and collective—wallets.

But there are many “energy myths” that can lead us down pathways that are a waste of time or money—and sometimes are even dangerous. Here are a few for you to consider.

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