Energy-Saving Tips

Reduce your carbon footprint by living greener at home.

Say yes to smarter usage.

Following these simple steps, you can reduce CO2 emissions—and lower your electricity bills along the way.

More ways to conserve energy during the year:

  • Invest in a smart thermostat to help with efficiency.
  • Seal gaps in windows, doors and air ducts.
  • Switch to energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Unplug infrequently used electronics.
  • Keep your refrigerator well-stocked so it uses less energy to keep contents cold.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees.
  • Keep areas around vents clear of furniture, toys and clutter.
  • Replace air filters and schedule regular HVAC tune-ups.
  • Make sure your next new appliance is ENERGY STAR® certified.

Energy-saving tips for hot weather:

  • Raise your thermostat by four degrees when you’re not at home.
  • Set your ceiling fan to rotate counterclockwise and use it to circulate cool air.
  • Close curtains during the day, or tilt your blinds to direct sunlight toward the ceiling.
  • Wash clothes and dishes at night, and ensure loads are full.
  • Enjoy some free A/C with others at a movie theater, shopping mall, gym or other indoor venue.

Energy-saving tips for cold weather:

  • Lower your thermostat by four degrees when you’re not at home.
  • Set your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise and use it to recirculate heat that has risen.
  • Open south-facing blinds and curtains during the day.
  • Make sure your attic has enough insulation, including around the access door.
  • Opt for extra layers or get cozy under a warm blanket.