1. Turn OFF or UNPLUG
Surprisingly, most appliances & electronics still use electricity even when in “off” mode. Shave down your bill by unplugging things such as lights, appliances, and electronics when not in use. For more convenience, computers and printers can be switched off at the power strip.
2. Using a microwave use 66.7% less energy than using a stove.
3. Keep a FULL Fridge
More food in your refrigerator means less energy to keep it all cool after the door has been opened! Also more energy can be saved by having a fridge with a top or bottom freezer, rather than a side-by-side model.
4. Frequently Change Filters
If filters get too dirty, airflow can be decreased, and make your system work harder.
5. Seal the Leaks
Seal and weather-strip outer doors. Caulk the windows, and fix any cracked or broken panes. The biggest savings for your home could come from having your air ducts inspected for leaks by a licensed contractor. You could save on average of 25% from cooling costs!
6. Do not Handwash
Did you know your dishwasher actually uses less water than doing the dishes by hand? Use your time wisely, and only run it when its fully loaded. Just don’t forget to opt to turn off the dry cycle and let them air-dry!
7. Kick it up a notch
Set your thermostat to 78F while at home.
Set your thermostat to 85F while away
8. Save while doing laundry
Wash your laundry in cold water and line-dry clothes whenever possible. If you must use your dryer, only run full loads to save
as much as 4% on your energy bill.
9. Savvy Savings Suggestions
Don’t use appliances during the peak hours 4PM to 6PM.
10. Save as much as ten percent by investing in a new comfort cooling system. Systems usually last around a decade, so it might be time to upgrade yours!