Energy Saving Tips
 


GENERAL
  • On hot days, close the blinds on the windows to keep the heat out. On cool days keep them open, to let the heat in.
  • Install dimmer switches so that you are only using as much light as you need.
  • Replace regular night lights with LED night lights.
  • Take advantage of "Off-Peak Rates," check to see if your electric company offers cheaper electric rates during "off-peak" hours. If so, do your laundry, dishes, etc. during this time to save some money.
HEATING AND COOLING
  • Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer, to keep your Heating/AC Unit running less.
  • Install a digital thermostat that will give you better control and accuracy of the temperature in your home
  • Replace air filters regularly.
  • Caulk around windows and doors to seal cracks.
  • Install ceiling fans to keep the air circulating in your home and your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard.
  • Get a programmable thermostat. Set it to run less when you are at work or away.
ATTIC
  • Proper attic ventilation is necessary for both heating and cooling efficiency of your home. Consider installing an attic fan to lower the attic temperature
  • Close foundation/crawl space vents in the winter and open them in the summer.
  • Visually inspect your duct system in the crawl space or attic of your home to see if air is escaping. Repair air leaks with quality UL metal tape or mastic sealant.
BATHROOM
  • Take shorter showers and install water-saving shower heads.
  • Turn off faucets tightly and fix leaky faucets promptly
  • A leak of one drop per second wastes more than 250 gallons of water a month and the energy used to heat it.
 
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