Top Saving Tips

Listed below are some of the quickest and most effective ways to help you conserve energy, trim costs, and gain control over the energy usage in your home. Post these tips in your home so that everyone can join in and save!

Man’s hand adjusting thermostat.

Set Your Thermostat

Cool your home at 78 degrees or warmer with the thermostat fan switched to auto. For additional savings, raise your thermostat to 82 degrees or warmer when you're away.

Heat your home at 68 degrees or cooler with the thermostat fan switched to auto. To save even more, lower your thermostat to 65 degrees or cooler at night or when you're away from home. 

Blue Collar worker adjusting water heater.

 

Reduce Your Water Heater Temperature

Reduce your water heater temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees, which is the recommended temperature setting according to the U.S. Department of Energy, to save about $7 a month.

Man replacing air filter.

 

Clean or Replace the AC Filter

Clean or replace the A/C filter regularly to help your unit run more efficiently and trim cooling costs.

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Turn Off Your Ceiling Fan

When you leave a room, turn off the ceiling fan. A fan that runs all the time costs up to $7 a month.

Woman putting bowl in dishwasher

 

Use Your Dishwasher

Use your dishwasher to conserve energy. Avoid pre-rinsing dishes to save up to $70 a year.

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Limit the Use of a Pool Pump

Limit the time you run your pool pump: Summer - six hours a day, Winter - four hours a day.

Woman’s hand settings dial on washing machine.

 

Adjust Your Washing Machine

Adjust the water level on your washing machine to match the load size, especially when using hot water. Always use a cold rinse.

Inside of dryer

 

Clean and Set Your Dryer

Clean the lint filter in your dryer before every load to dry your clothes faster, and use the auto sensor function to conserve energy by not over-drying your clothes.