Energy Efficiency Tips

There are many ways you can lower your bill by conserving energy.

In the laundry room

In the laundry room you can:

  • Wash and dry full loads instead of partial loads for savings
  • Use cold and warm settings on the washer as much as possible
  • Remove lint from the dryer vent after each use
  • Look for energy-efficient appliances when replacing your current models
When Cooking

When cooking you can:

  • Use a medium or low flame when cooking
  • Match the size of your flame to the size of your pan
  • Keep burner surfaces clean for more efficient operation
  • Avoid blocking circulation of heat. Do not place foil in the bottom of the oven or on oven racks
Using your water heater eddiciently

Using your water heater efficiently can help as well:

  • Keep your hot showers as short as possible. On average, a five-minute shower uses 10 gallons of water; a bath uses 15-25 gallons
  • Set your water heater on 140 degrees if you have a dishwasher, but lower to 120 degrees (low to warm) if not. Use the “vacation” setting when away for long periods of time
  • Install low-flow showerheads to decrease your hot water usage
  • Repair leaky faucets

Weatherization Tips For Your Home

If you’re looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient, this list of weatherization tips is a good place to start.

Weatherization Tips for your Home