Energy Management


  • Lower water heater thermostat to 120 degrees
  • Use energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in fixtures throughout your home
  • Wash your clothes in cold water and use the appropriate water level
  • Set thermostat to 78 in summer, 68 in winter
  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Plant a tree - research shows that summer daytime air temperatures can be 3° to 6° cooler in tree-shaded neighborhoods than in treeless areas
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label when shopping for a new appliance
  • Use small electric pans or toaster ovens for small meals rather than your large stove or oven
  • Selecting energy-efficient home office equipment and turn off when not in use

Click here for additional energy-saving tips from the U.S. Department of Energy. (Free Adobe Reader required)


On our Home Energy Suite you will find a number of tools and calculators to help you understand where your energy dollars go, a reference library filled with useful information and tips for saving energy, and a Kids Korner with activities for children.

Click here to access the Home Energy Suite.

Energy Audit

We can come to your home and help you determine where your energy dollar is being spent as well as provide energy-saving tips.