Ways to Save Energy at Home
Looking to save energy and cut down on those electric bills? Try following these simple tips.
- Heating and Cooling:
Have an AC Tune-up
Change air filters
Keep AC and Heat on “Auto” instead of “On”
Raise the thermostat by 2 or 3 degrees when leaving the house in the summer and lower it by 2-3 degrees in the winter
Limit the use of portable heaters- they are expensive to run when on for long periods of time.
CFL light bulbs are energy efficient
Consider using timers for Christmas decorations, lamps, and other lighting to save you from forgetting to turn them off.
Unplug small appliances like toasters and microwaves when not in use.
When going out of town, unplug appliances, lamps, and electronics
Don’t leave clothes in the dryer too long. It’s pointless to use energy to over-dry your clothes.
The less you use the oven in the summer-the better!
Use high performance windows
Laptops use less energy than desktop computers.
Unplug cell phone charger when not in use