Energy Saving Tips

  • 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

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