Energy Saving Tips

  • Limit the amount of time that you spend in the shower and use water sparingly
  • Immediately report any running toilets
  • Keep A/C units set at 78˚ or higher in the summer, and 68˚ or lower in the winter
    • For each degree you increase the temperature from the recommended setting, you can increase your bill up to 4%
    • For townhomes in the winter- turn heat off upstairs.  Heat rises!
  • Close your blinds/curtains during the day in the hot months to keep the cool air in
  • Close your blinds/curtains during the night in the cold months to keep the warm air in
  • About 80% to 85% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water. Wash clothes in cold water only and use the appropriate water-level setting for small loads
  • Clean the lint filter in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation
  • Turn off all lights and appliances when you are not using them
  • Leaving appliances plugged into the outlets, when they are not in use, will use half of the electricity
  • Match pan size to element size when cooking. For small pans, use the small burner and for large pans use the large burner
  • Avoid using the “rinse hold” on your dish washing machine. It uses 3 to 7 gallons of hot water each time you use it
  • Let your dishes air dry; turn off the control knob after the final rinse and prop the door open slightly so the dishes will dry faster