• Load Up Dishwashers & Clothes Washers

  • Operate your dishwasher and clothes washer when fully loaded. Fewer loads add efficiency and reduce energy and water use.


  • Wash Clothes in Cold Water

  • When possible, wash clothes in cold water. Over 50% of energy used in a clothes washer goes to heating the water.


  • Utilize Power Strips - Phantom Power Waste

  • Install power strips in areas where you have multiple energy consuming devices so you can reduce phantom power drains when you are not home. You may be paying up to 15% of your home's electricity expense on phantom power consumption. Many types of electronics, cell phone chargers, televisions, stereos, computers, printers, cable boxes, etc draw electricity from outlets when they are plugged in and turned off. Some electronics stay plugged in all the time and may only get used a couple hours a week or less. So even if the phantom energy draw is small, it can add up to a significant part of your home's electricity usage.


  • Keep Cool With Ceiling Fans

  • Reduce HVAC expenses by using ceiling fans. Most ceiling fans use less electricity than an incandescent light bulb.


  • Focus on Lighting

  • Always turn off all unnecessary lighting and use smaller task or desktop lamps with CFLs compact florescent lights or LEDs light emitting diode lights.


  • Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent

  • Ensure your clothes dryer has an unrestricted flow of air passing through the vent. Make sure the vent is clean and free of lint.


  • Utilize Power Consumption Controls on Your Computer

  • Configure your computer "Power Management" settings to maximize energy saving on your desktop and laptop computers. Ensure you power-down all computers when not in use.


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