Tips to Save

EASY WAYS to save energy while SAFE AT HOME

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COVID-19 Save energy while home

  1. Set that thermostat

    • 68 degrees when you’re awake

    • 5 to 10 degrees lower when asleep

  2. Turn off the screens when no one’s watching

    • TV’s, game consoles, cable boxes and computers use a lot of energy

  3. Unplug chargers

    • Device chargers use energy even when they’re not charging anything

  4. Time your showers

    • A hot shower feels great, but that’s a lot of energy going down the drain

  5. Clothes like it cold

    • Most laundry can be done with cold water. Save the hot water for a shower

  6. Load up the dishwasher

    • Save by running a full load at night and letting dishes air dry

  7. Turn off the hot water faucet

    • Don’t let the faucet run when shaving or hand washing dishes

  8. Set your water heater thermostat

    • 120 degrees is perfect for savings and safety

  9. Don’t heat unused rooms

    • If you have baseboard, wall units or other in-room systems, turn the heat down low when unoccupied to save energy and avoid mold

  10. Don’t stare into the fridge

    • The longer you keep the door open, the more energy it wastes

  11. Turn off the vent fan

    • 10 minutes is long enough for kitchen and bathroom vent fans to do their job. After that, turn them off.

  12. Pull the shades

    • Window coverings help hold energy in and the cold out