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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