Energy Tips


  • Set the thermostat on the lowest comfortable setting and leave it alone.
  • Insulate and weatherize your home properly.
  • Close drapes or curtains at night and on cloudy days.
  • When the sun is shining, open the drapes to let the natural warmth in.
  • Keep doors and windows closed.
  • Keep your furnace filters clean.


  • Set the thermostat at the highest comfortable setting and leave it alone.
  • When you're at home, run a fan to help circulate the air.
  • Check filters at least one a month. Clean or replace when necessary.
  • Turn off unused lighting.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer vents to the outside.

Water Heating

  • Repair leaky faucets.
  • Wash full loads of laundry and use cold water when possible.
  • Always rinse clothes in cold water.
  • Take quick showers rather than baths when possible.


  • Turn off any lights not being used.
  • Use fluorescent lights wherever possible.


  • Do not use the oven as a heater.
  • Tight-fitting lids on pots and pans make cooking faster.
  • Worn door seals on your refrigerator or freezer will allow cold air to leak out.
  • Keep the refrigerator condenser coils clean for efficiency (unplug before cleaning).

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