Energy Saving Tips

An energy-efficient home will keep you and your family comfortable while saving you money. You have the power to save money and energy with easy, practical solutions you can use today. These tips are good for your wallet and for the environment.

Whole Home

  • Replace heater and air conditioner air filters once a month.
  • Clean air registers and make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes.
  • Open your window coverings for natural light and warmth in the warmer months and close them in the cooler months.
  • Run ceiling fans counter-clockwise to circulate warm air and clockwise to push cool air down.
  • Turn off lights when you leave the room. Replace light bulbs with LED lights to save energy when the lights are on.
  • Unplug electronics when they’re not in use.
  • Using a smart thermostat makes saving energy simple and convenient – control your energy use from your smartphone, wherever you are.
  • Advanced Power Strips prevent power surges from damaging your electronics.

Kitchen, Laundry & Bathroom

  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
  • Purchase appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period of time.
  • Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads.
  • When boiling water, only use the amount of water you need – the more water, the more energy is used.
  • Run full loads in your dishwasher.

Living Room, Bedroom & Home Office

  • Turn off electronics when not being used.
  • Advanced Power Strips help avoid vampire load – plugged in TVs, stereos, computers, printers, Alexa, etc are still using energy even when they’re turned off.
  • Spotlight your workspaces. Only use the light you need.
  • LED bulbs use five times less energy and last up to 15 times longer than traditional incandescents.
  • Clear area around heating and cooling vents.

Summer Tips 

  • Cook quick meals that require less stovetop and oven time.
  • Take cool showers to reduce the need for water-heating energy.
  • Grill outdoors to reduce the amount of heat in your home and the demand on your air conditioner.
  • Dry clothes outside on a clothesline instead of using your dryer.
  • Open you windows on cool nights to take advantage of the lower temperatures and let fresh air in.

Ready for the next level of energy efficiency? Check out our energy efficiency programs including High-Efficiency Equipment Rebates and Home Energy Assessments to help you save even more.

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