Electricity and Natural Gas
Reduce Your Electricity Bill
- Be mindful if your power company offers off-peak hours at a reduced rate.
- Adjust your thermostat to minimum and maximum temperatures and dress appropriately for comfort.
- Unplug devices when not in use. Some can still draw a small amount of power.
- Take advantage of existing timers and eco modes commonly found on major appliances such as refrigerators and TVs.
- Charge batteries during off-peak hours.
- Limit use of space heaters and air conditioning.
- Allow natural lighting vs artificial lighting during the day.
- Wash clothes during off-peak hours with cold water and air dry when possible.
- Use window shades to block sunlight to reduce cooling costs.
- Use ceiling fans to circulate air in the proper direction for the season to reduce heating and cooling costs.
- Avoid using your oven while cooling your home with an appliance.
- Get necessary regular maintenance as required to HVAC systems and other major appliances.
- Confirm your refrigerator and freezer are set to the optimal temperature and the seals are intact.
- Seal gaps around windows and doors to reduce heating and cooling costs.
- Grow trees to provide shade for your home to reduce cooling costs.
- Consider getting a professional energy audit completed.
Energy Efficient Upgrades
- Switch and plug timers can allow you to automatically turn on and off lights and devices.
- Smart surge protectors can stop electronics from using electricity while off without the need to unplug them.
- When replacing household appliances, look for Energy Star rated appliances and consider the lifetime efficiency savings.
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