Energy Tips

Energy Tips

Here are some ideas that can help you save energy and money at your home or small business:

  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle.
  • Use your microwave instead of a conventional electric range or oven.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TVs into power strips and turn power strips off when equipment is not in use.
  • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater; 115o is comfortable for most uses.
  • Take showers instead of baths to reduce hot water use.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.

Visit these websites for more information on ways to save energy and cut costs:

U.S. Department of Energy - This site offers everything from energy tips to energy audits to energy resources of the future.

Alliance to save Energy - This site offers consumers information to save money, increase comfort, and even reduce pollution through energy efficiency.

Energy Star - This site provides information about a voluntary labeling program sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Information helps consumers and businesses easily identify highly efficient products, home, and building that save energy and money, while protecting the environment.

Energy Savers - This site offers energy saving tips, ideas, and solutions.

Home Energy Saver - This site offers a do-it-yourself energy audit tool.

My Energy Tips - News and Articles to help save energy.