Over time, little changes add up to big savings.
Be smart about your home’s energy usage in and around your house and decrease the impact on your wallet. Simply changing your household routines can help use energy wisely and save money on your energy bills.
- Stay cozy by insulating and sealing outer walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors.
- Let hot air flow freely by keeping clutter away from registers, heaters and radiators.
- Avoid the fall rush by having your furnace inspected in late summer or early fall.
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- Keep cold air out by closing your fireplace damper when it’s not in use.
- Manage your home’s energy use even when you’re away with a programmable thermostat.
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- Save on water-heating costs by taking showers instead of baths.
- Conserve hot water by pre-rinsing dishes and clothes in cold water.
- Boil water faster by covering your pot.
- Heat water more efficiently with a water heater that’s the right size for your home.
- Use less water by only doing full loads of dishes and laundry.
- Prevent energy waste by never cooking with a flame that exceeds a pan’s width.
- Give your gas range a break and preheat the oven only when necessary.
- Cook vegetables faster by cooking them in a small amount of water.
- Maintain a consistent oven temperature by keeping the door closed. Each time it’s opened, it loses 20 percent of its heat.