Energy saving tips

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home 

  • The recommended setting for comfort and energy savings in the summer is 78 degrees. Each degree above 72, can save up to 3 percent in cooling costs.
  • Increase the temperature when you are away and lower the thermostat setting when you return home. A programmable or smart thermostat allows you to do this automatically and without sacrificing comfort.
  • Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you first turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.
  • Close window coverings and blinds to prevent heat gain through your windows.
  • Use fans to cool the rooms you are in most frequently.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees or set your temperature dial to normal or medium. Water heating accounts for as much as 25 percent of the energy consumed in your home.
  • Unplug electronic devices and turn off lights that are not in use.
  • Reduce your shower time and take baths only when necessary. Showering and bathing can account for 40 percent of your home's hot water use.
  • Operate your clothes washer, dryer, and dishwasher only when fully loaded.
  • Turn off your pool or spa heater

Read our Energy Saving Tips brochure to learn more.  

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