- Turn off your computer when not in use, or use theenergy-saving “sleep” mode.
- Buymajor appliances that sport the “Energy Star” sticker. That shows theappliance meets or exceeds standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy and
the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Use a programmable thermostatwith your heating system to automatically lower the temperature at night orwhen no one is home.
- If you have a window airconditioning unit, remove it for the winter months to prevent heat fromescaping through and around the unit. If it can’t be removed, buy a cover to
- Use energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs—especiallyin fixtures that operate more than two hours a day. They cost more initiallybut use 75 percent less electricity and last about ten times longer than
- Use task lightingto target work and leisureactivities. This lets you reduce your overall room lighting levels.
- Use a timer. Set the plug-in timer to turn off the airconditioner when you leave home and to turn it on just before you return.
- Your choice is important! Energy supply costs account forabout 60% of your utility bill. The rest (transportation or delivery costs)will still be provided by your local utility.
- Switch your supplier enroll in the fixed price rate and savemoney. To get a free quote and learn more check www.energysavingelectricity.com
- Clean or replace air filters. Replace filters on exhausthoods, humidifiers, vacuums, etc. Clogged filters impair performance and causethe units to run longer.