Top 15 Energy Savings Tips

  1. Replace any light bulb, especially ones that are on more than one hour per day, with a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb.
  2. Close shades and drapes during the day to help keep heat out in summer.
  3. Keep fireplace dampers tightly closed when not in use.
  4. Plug electronic devices such as cable boxes, printers and TVs into power strips to turn o when not in use.
  5. Turn off Pool/Spa pumps and heaters when not needed.
  6. Outside your home, caulk around all exterior wall penetrations.
  7. Weather seal attic access and crawlspace access openings.
  8. Check weather sealing around windows and doors and keep locked for a tighter seal.
  9. Set thermostat to conservative set points.
  10. Change HVAC air filters monthly.
  11. Use dishwasher’s air-dry cycle instead of the heat-dry cycle to dry dishes.
  12. Keep your garage door down.
  13. Set water heater temperature to 120°F or less.
  14. Replace older appliances with new Energy Star rated appliances.
  15. Check seals on refrigerator and freezer doors for leaks or
    damage and clean coils at least annually

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