Save energy, save money. Every room in your house offers an easy way to save.

Laundry Room
  • Wash your clothes in cold or warm water to cut energy usage per load in half.
  • Hang washed clothes outdoors or lay flat to dry inside.
  • Check vents regularly and clean lint filters after every load.
  • Dry like items together using your dryer's moisture sensor to keep from over-drying.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher's drying heater.
  • Keep your fridge temperature between 35-38° and your freezer at 5°.
  • Clean the coils on the bottom or back of your fridge monthly.
  • Try not to rummage. Each time you open the fridge, the inside temperature can go up by 10-20°.
Lighting and Electronics
  • Use natural sunlight to light your home and turn the blinds towards the ceiling to prevent heat.
  • Use table lamps, floor lamps or track lighting instead of ceiling lights to concentrate your lighting.
  • Use Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) or LED bulbs instead of incandescent lights. Compared to incandescent lights, CFLs are 25-30% more efficient while LED lights are 75% more efficient.
  • Use power strips and shut the strip off when it's not in use. You could save up to $100 a year.
  • Take shorter showers and replace shower heads with new models that have better flow rates.
  • Set your water heater to 120° to stay comfortable and conserve energy. Water heating is the third largest energy expense in homes.
  • Wrap water heaters with an insulated blanket to save $20 annually on a gas heater and $50 annually on an electric heater.
  • Grill more. Cooking outdoors means your stove and oven can sit one out.
  • Use an automatic timer on your pool pump and limit to 8 hours of pumping per day to reduce filtration time and save energy.