Efficient appliances aren’t the only way to cool off your energy use. Try these tips to save even more:
- Cook with your grill or microwave to keep your home cooler
- Give your air conditioner a rest when you can and cool your home with open windows and fans
- Replace your incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LEDs
- Close your blinds to keep out the afternoon heat
- Plug home electronics into power strips and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use
- Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren’t in use
- Give your dryer a break and hang-dry your clothes
- Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and to 85 degrees or “off” when you are away
For more energy-saving tips, visit our Home Energy Guide.
For water-saving tips that help reduce energy waste, visit saveourh2o.org.
Looking to Stay Cool During High Temperatures?
During the summer months, our Cool Center program provides safe, air-conditioned facilities where you can relax from the heat and avoid running your own cooling device at home.
Need help paying your bill? We have several financial assistance programs that can help you manage your limited resources and reduce your energy use.
Your home, the size of your family, your schedule and your lifestyle all play a part in determining your electricity needs. We have rate options designed to accommodate household variations.
Manage your energy use with smart products, programs and tools by visiting the Energy Management Center.
Home Energy Guzzler
What's eating your energy? Is it the A/C? That extra fridge in the garage? The clothes dryer?