The Sun & Energy CCA prides itself on being able to offer customers the cheapest energy supply possible. But the best way to save money on your power bill isn’t by lowering the price of energy, it’s by reducing the amount of energy consumed.
Follow the energy saving tips below, and watch the dollars fall off your next energy bill.
Year Round Tips
- Turn of lights and appliances when not in use
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils and don’t obstruct the coils. They need space to work.
- Keep the seals on refrigerators and freezers clean.
- Make sure food is cool and covered before it goes in the refrigerator.
- Run full loads in your washer and dryer. Air dry when possible.
- Use energy saver options on your dishwasher. Air dry dishes when possible.
- Swap your lightbulbs for LEDs or compact fluorescents
- Caulk windows and weather-strip doors.
- Install electrical outlet and switch plate insulation
- Fix leaky faucets and install low-flow showerheads
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat
- Replace inefficient and single pane windows with energy efficient multi-pane windows
- When it comes time to replace appliances, consider energy efficient options. Look for the ENERGY STAR ® label.
- Set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees when you are home
- Lower your thermostat when you go to bed or when you are not at home
- Keep shades and curtains open during the day on the south side of your home to allow solar heating. Close them at night to retain heat.
- Don’t block your radiators or heating vents.
- Have your heating system serviced once a year
- Close your fireplace damper when not in use
- If possible, keep room air conditioners out of the sun. Room air conditioners work best when kept cool. Installing one in a north-facing wall is usually ideal.
- Keep your thermostat at 78 degrees. You can save approximately an additional six to seven percent off your cooling costs for every degree above 78.
- Use ceiling fans. The breeze from your fan will make your home feel approximately two degrees cooler.
- Close blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest part of the day.
- Use a microwave or countertop appliances for cooking instead of the oven or stove.