Tips to Help You Save Today


Use these easy, low/no cost ways to save energy at home:

  • Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills, and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle.
  • Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use — TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
  • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F
  • Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow shower heads for additional energy savings.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Air dry clothes.
  • Ensure your windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
  • Drive sensibly; aggressive driving such as speeding and rapid acceleration/braking, wastes fuel.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Change the filter on your furnace on schedule. It’s been proven that the cost of the filter is lower than the amount of energy needed to condition your home with a dirty filter.