Energy Saving Tips

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  • Energy Saving Tips

    Electric

    Water

    Leaking water is money down the drain. Plus minimizing water use is good for the environment and the future of our planet.

    Natural Gas

    Heating Equipment

    When your heating equipment works at peak efficiency, you reap the benefits in comfort and savings. Proper maintenance of your system is key for performance. And if you're ready to replace your current equipment, high-efficiency models really pay off.

    Water Heaters

    Water heating is a typical family's third-largest energy expense, accounting for about 14 percent of utility bills. Take these simple steps to cut costs without sacrificing comfort.

    Dishwashers

    Dishwashers can consume less energy than washing by hand when used appropriately.

    Clothes Dryers

    When you're looking to take a load off your energy bill, modifying when and how you use your clothes dryer can score you some additional savings.

    Cooking

    Now that you're on an energy diet, consider these easy energy-saving food-preparation tips that might even reduce your time in the kitchen.

    Programmable Thermostat Settings

    You can use the table below as a starting point for setting energy-saving temperatures, and then adjust the settings to fit your family’s schedule and stay comfortable.

    Setting

    Time

    Setpoint Temperature (Heat)

    Setpoint Temperature (Cool)

    Wake

    6:00 a.m. <78 oF >78 oF

    Day

     8:00 a.m.  Setback at Least 8 oF  Setup at Least 7 oF

    Evening

     6:00 p.m. <70 oF  >78 oF

    Sleep

     10:00 p.m  Setback at Least 8 oF  Setup at Least 4 oF