Energy saving tips

Winter Energy Saving Tips for Your Home 

  • In the winter, lower your thermostat to 68 degrees during the day and 58 degrees when you are away from home. Install a programmable or smart thermostat to help regulate temperatures.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees. Water heating accounts for as much as 25 percent of the energy consumed in your home. 
  • Change or clean your heating and air conditioning unit filter regularly and according to the manufacturer's instructions. Your equipment will use less energy if it ‘breathes’ more easily.
  • Unplug electronic devices and turn off lights that are not in use. 
  • Reduce your shower time and take baths only when necessary. Showering and bathing can account for 40 percent of your home's hot water use. 
  • Operate your clothes washer, dryer, and dishwasher only when fully loaded. 
  • Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Leaving the damper open is like keeping a window wide open – warm air goes right up the chimney!  
  • Open drapes and blinds during daylight hours to let the sun's warmth inside on cooler days.
  • If you have a pool, do not use the pool heater. Instead, run your pool pump during the coldest part of the day to circulate the water and prevent freezing. 

Read our Energy Saving Tips brochure to learn more.   

 

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