Energy Tips

MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PAY YOU FULL GAS AND ELECTRIC BILLS EACH MONTH.

BE AGGRESSIVE ABOUT ENERGY USE IN YOUR HOME BY FOLLOWING THESE TIPS:

  • Change your furnace filter every 2-3 months.
  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Use a microwave instead of a stove.
  • Buy ENERGY STAR appliances and equipment.
  • Set water heaters on medium.
  • Install low-flow shower heads.
  • Turn off lights, computer, monitors, video game consoles and TV’s when not in use.
  • Unplugging your devices when not in use eliminates energy loss--or use a power strip!
  • It takes less energy to reheat or recool your home when you get back than to leave it running while you are gone.

Winter Tips

  • Set thermostat to 68-72 degrees.
  • Set thermostat to 55 degrees when away.
  • Open blinds to let in the sun.
  • Close blinds when it is dark to keep the heat in.
  • Wear warm clothes.

Summer Tips

  • Set air conditioner to 78-82 degrees.
  • Set air conditioner to at least 85 degrees when away.
  • Turn off air conditioner and open windows at night to let the cool air in.

For help saving energy

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