Energy Saving Tips

You can use less electricity and save at home with these simple tips

Laundry Room

  • Check your vents regularly and clean lint filters after every load.
  • Dry similar items together and use your dryer's moisture sensor.
  • Wash your clothes in cold or warm water.

Kitchen

  • Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher's drying heater.
  • Clean the coils on the bottom or back of your fridge monthly.
  • Keep your fridge temperature between 35-38° and your freezer at 5°.

Lighting and Electronics

  • Turn the blinds toward the ceiling and close the curtains to prevent both cold and heat from entering.
  • Use LED bulbs.
    • Compared to incandescent lights, LED lights are 75% more efficient.
  • Use power strips and shut the strip off when it's not in use.

Bathroom

  • Set your water heater to a comfortable 120°.
    • Water heating is the third largest energy expense in homes.
  • Take shorter showers and replace shower heads with efficient flow rates models.
  • Wrap water heaters with an insulated blanket.