Energy Saving Tips
Is your electric bill too high? It’s never too late to form good habits that save electricity!
Here are some tips from www.energy.gov
- Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
- Replace air filters monthly
- Keep windows coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat
- Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s drying cycle
- Turn things off when you are not in the room (ex. lights, TVs, computers)
- Plug home electronics into powers strips and turn the power strips off when not in use
- Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take showers instead of baths and use low-flow shower heads
- Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes
- Air dry clothes
- Check that windows and doors are closed when cooling or heating your home
- Look for ENERGYSTAR label on light bulbs, home appliances, and other products.
Home Energy Check
Duke Energy offers a Home Energy Check. It is a free service to evaluate the energy efficiency of your home. See the link below for more info.