Winter Energy Saving Tips
Winter Energy Saving Tips

Keep warm and save on your energy bills this winter.

Looking for ways to reduce energy usage doesn't have to be hard. Sometimes small changes in daily habits can actually add up to significant reduction in your overall energy consumption.
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Use your Usage Dashboard

Keep track of your electricity usage with your helpful "Usage Dashboard". View the dashboard in your My Account or view it on the Mobile App.

Turn lights off

Turn lights off when they aren't being used. Yes, we sound like your grandpa... "What are you trying to do? Light the whole neighborhood?"... but it's easy to leave a room and forget to turn off all the lights.

Power off & unplug unused devices

Turn off and Unplug all your unused electronics. You'll use less electricity and not even notice the difference.

Turn the thermostat down

Lowering the thermostat while you sleep at night can help save on your heating bills. When temperatures drop outside it can be hard for your heater to keep up. If you hear it running constantly turn it down a few degrees. It keeps the temp comfortable while keeping your unit from overworking.

Limit use of large appliances

As much as possible, avoid using large appliances such as the oven, washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher. Reducing and avoiding use of these larger appliances will make your home quieter and your electricity usage much lower.

Know your windows

During the day open your curtains and blinds on sunlit windows to let heat in. Close curtains and blinds where the windows are in the shade. At night make sure to close all curtains and blinds to keep the cold out.

Take shorter showers & adjust hot water heater

Turn that 15 minute shower into a 5 minute quick rinse, and you'll still be squeaky clean. You can also adjust your hot water heater to a lower setting to reduce usage even further.

Run full loads of laundry & dishes

When you simply must use the washing machine or dish washer, running only full loads of laundry and dishes will help to eliminate those smaller unnecessary loads, and also reduce usage of your hot water heater.

Keep a clean filter

Make sure your furnace filter is clean, so your unit isn’t working harder than it needs to be. This is overall great maintenance not only for winter but year-round.

Use your ceiling fans

Switch ceiling fans to rotate clockwise and set to low. This creates an updraft, forcing warm air to distribute down into the room.

Wear clothes more than once

Why not live a little? Wearing lightly worn clothes more than once can help reduce the number of laundry loads you have to do. You'll know it's time to do a load of laundry when you find a sticky-note stuck to your back labeled, "Captain Stinkopotamus".