Managing Energy Costs
Today it is more important than ever to conserve energy. By using a little less electricity each day, we can help the environment and save money.
The first step to saving is knowing how much energy you use and what it is costing you. From there you can take the necessary steps to reduce your usage and costs.
Follow these guidelines to help save on your next energy bill:
Be Mindful of Appliance Use
- Unplug electronic gadgets, such as chargers and appliances, when they aren’t in use. These gadgets are sometimes called "Energy Vampires" and use energy even when turned off.
- Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are always full before you run them as this will save energy and money.
- Washing your clothes in cold water and you could save $6 a month.
- Save approximately $18 a month by turning your thermostat back approximately 4 degrees in the winter and up 3 degrees in the summer.
- Save a few dollars each month by dropping your water heater temperature to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Leaving your computer for a while? Put it on standby and it will take less energy than shutting down and restarting.
- Try 24 Hours of Saving Energy, an Earth Day inspired project to get you thinking about the ways in which you use your appliances.