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Energy saving tips:

  • Turn off lights when you leave a room, or open window shades rather than turning on lights.
  • Turn down your thermostat a couple degrees, and wear a sweater at home.
  • Limit screen time and turn off electronics when not in use.
  • Activate sleep mode when you’re away from your computer.
  • Check your hot water heater’s temperature to make sure it’s safe and efficient — 120 degrees is plenty.
  • Check your refrigerator and freezer temperatures to make sure the refrigerator is set between 37 and 40 degrees F, and your freezer temperature is between 0 and 5 degrees F.
  • Check your heating equipment to make sure it is working properly, and clean or replace the furnace filters.
  • Inspect your windows and doors for air leaks. If you see daylight around a door or window frame, then the door or window leaks. Seal up the leaks by caulking, adding weather stripping, or installing a door sweep.
  • Wrap your hot water tank and install pipe insulation on the first 10 feet of the hot water pipe.
  • Install low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads. 
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs that are used more than three hours a day with energy-efficient CFLs or LEDs. 
  • Visit our How-To Videos page for videos on how to assist you with energy saving projects.

Want more energy savings tips? Here are More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill.

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