Energy Conservation Tips

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Easy Ways To Save Energy And Money

  • Turn off all unused lights and appliances. Unplug appliances you seldom use to avoid "phantom" voltage use. Unplug all unused or little used refrigerators and freezers.
  • Use energy saving compact fluorescent lights (CFL) wherever possible.
  • Reduce hot water temperature settings to 115°F. Install a timer on the heater to supply hot water only when absolutely essential.
  • Install solar hot water heaters to save maximum energy
  • Reduce air conditioning and hot water heater operation when home is unoccupied.
  • Fix leaky or dripping water faucets: a leak of one drop a second from a hot water faucet can waste as much as 48 gallons of hot water a week.
  • Keep air conditioning filters clean. Vacuum refrigerator and freezer coils every few months to improve efficiency.
  • Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle
  • Use your microwave instead of a conventional electric range or oven.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TV's and computer and monitors into power strips /surge protectors and turn power strips off when equipment is not in use.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.