Saving energy is saving money.
Energy efficiency increases the comfortability of your home and saves you money! We are here to help you understand your energy bill and find ways to be more energy efficient. Here are some our best tips to help you use less energy.
Our Top Tips for Saving Energy
Replace light bulbs
Replace any light bulb, especially ones that burn more than one hour per day, with a light- emitting diode (LED) bulb.
Seal from the inside.
Air sealing is an inexpensive way to lower energy costs and improve comfort. Seal gaps and holes in walls, floors, and ceilings with caulk or foam sealant. Look for cracks around windows and where wires and pipes pass through.
Use Power Strips
Plug electronic devices such as cable boxes, printers and TVs into power strips to turn off during vacations or long periods without use. Smart power strips make it an easy task to save money.
Keep Curtains Closed
Close shades and drapes during the day to help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Change Furnace Filter
Change your central HVAC system filter when dirty by the manufacturers recommendations. Dirty filters can impact your home comfort and increase your electricity bill.
Adjust Your Thermostat
A one degree increases in heating setpoint or reduction in cooling setpoint can increase energy use by 3 – 5%.
Have your duct work checked for leaks.
Leaks at the return, air handler and supply can be a major source of high bills. Mobile homes check at the grill, cross over duct and down flow air handler, for leaks.
Check Your Water Heater
Set both the upper and lower water heater thermostats no higher than 120 F.
Check the Fridge
Ensure refrigerator door seals are tight. Eliminate unnecessary refrigerators.
Check Your Energy Use
Use SmartHub to view your energy use, compare it with previous months, and get all the information you need to take control of your Energy Cooperative bill.