AROUND THE HOUSE

SEE HOW YOU CAN SAVE

Explore savings, room-by-room and incorporate tips to help curb your energy use.

 

 

 

KITCHEN

Use ENERGY STAR® certified appliances

Air-dry dishes and avoid using the dishwasher.

Grill outside.

BATHROOM

Install low-flow shower heads. Save $80 per year when you replace old, high-flow showerheads with water-efficient showerheads.

Light it up

Install LED bulbs in your light fixtures.

Timing is everything

Take shorter showers.

Check for leaks

Ensure there are no leaky facets or toilets.

LAUNDRY ROOM

BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM

HOME OFFICE

Suds in savings

  • Switch from hot cycles to cold cycles to save energy and about $66 per year
  • Program a faster spin speed to reduce the amount of drying needed and save about $11 per year
  • ENERGY STAR® certified washer and dryer will help save energy and money
  • Air dry clothes outside or on an inside drying rack instead of using a dryer

LAUNDRY ROOM

BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM

HOME OFFICE

Rest well

  • Use your ceiling fan so you can raise the temperature on your thermostat, but remember to turn if off when you leave the room
  • Keep your A/C at a higher temperature while using a ceiling fan to make your room feel three to eight degrees cooler
  • Use window treatments to save energy. Keep curtains and blinds closed all day during the summer to reduce solar heat gain
  • Install LED bulbs

LAUNDRY ROOM

BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM

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Live the good life

  • Use LED TVs and save about $45.34/year with a 50” TV
  • Streaming through a notebook or tablet is more energy efficient than using your game console
  • Plug all your living room electronics into a single power strip and then flipping the strip’s switch off when not in use to conserve energy
  • Remember to always turn off lights, fans, and electronics when you leave the room
  • Consider installing a smart thermostat to save up to $50 a year in energy costs
  • Caulk around windows, weather strip around doors if you feel a draft, and add door sweeps to the bottom of exterior doors

LAUNDRY ROOM

BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM

HOME OFFICE

A study in savings

  • Set your desktop computer to sleep/hibernate mode and you can save you up to $35 annually on your energy bill
  • Use a power strip…
  • Use LED bulbs and turn off lights when you leave the room. Rely on natural daylight when sufficient to further reduce energy costs