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Energy Saving Tips

For Your Home
Using energy wisely can reduce consumption and waste, and save you money on energy bills. Check out these tips and start saving today:

Basic Energy-Saving Tips

  • Use a programmable thermostat
  • Use energy-efficient appliances and equipment
  • Ensure proper home insulation
  • Seal leaks and insulate duct work
  • Change or clean filters regularly
  • Install low-flow faucets and shower heads
  • Use approved "wraps" to insulate water heaters and hot water pipes in unconditioned spaces
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Turn off lights when leaving the room
  • Wash clothes on a cold water cycle

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Heating and Cooling Tips

  • Check your furnace air filters every month
  • Save about $180 a year with a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature for the hours that the house is unoccupied
  • Caulk and weather-strip any doors and windows that leak air
  • When buying windows, select those with both low U-values and low solar heat gain co-efficiency ratings (SHGC) to maximize energy benefits
  • Use a ceiling fan in combination with your air conditioner in the warmer months and heaters in the cold months to help disperse air and circulate heat

Water Heaters

  • Wrap older water heaters with approved insulating jackets
  • Set your water heater thermostat to 120°F or lower
  • Insulate your hot water pipes leaving

Appliances

  • When washing clothes, wash and dry full loads
  • Clean the lint filter in the dryer after every load 
  • Consider installing a high-efficiency natural gas dryer
  • When shopping for a new clothes dryer, look for one with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off the machine when your clothes are dry
  • Save on wasted water by fixing leaky faucets
Check out our Energy Saving Tools for more information about saving energy and money in your home.
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