Ways to Save

Free tips to reduce your use

Plan for a year of savings

6 people do this
Why?  Start off this year by talking with your household members, friends, and neighbors about saving energy. By making a commitment to a few key things, you can ... more

Save up to $280.00 per year

Talk about savings

9 people do this
Why?  Talk with your household members and neighbors about how they approach saving energy. This can help you identify additional things you can do in your home to ... more

Save up to $200.00 per year

Recycle your old refrigerator

16 people do this
Why?  Refrigerators from the year 2000 and earlier use about 40% more energy than today's most efficient units. You probably pay more to run your spare, older ... more

Save up to $140.00 per year

Unplug your second refrigerator

7 people do this
Why?  Today's refrigerators use 60% less electricity on average than 20-year-old models. You probably pay more to run your spare, older appliance than your primary ... more

Save up to $140.00 per year

Set your thermostat for comfort and savings

26 people do this
Why?  Setting your thermostat for energy savings can decrease your cooling and heating bills ... more

Save up to $65.00 or more per year

Turn off your computer at night

10 people do this
Why?  Turning off your computer at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by ... more

Save up to $65.00 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

12 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $60.00 per year

Unplug electronics when they're not in use

6 people do this
Why?  Many electronic devices continue to draw power even when they are turned off. By unplugging devices and chargers when they are not in use, you can avoid ... more

Save up to $55.00 per year

Use heated blankets and turn down the thermostat

7 people do this
Why?  Electricity use for heated blankets and heating pads can add up and may contribute to high overall energy use in the winter. If you use one of these devices ... more

Save up to $45.00 per year

Clear area around vents

12 people do this
Why?  Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work ... more

Save up to $40.00 per year

Turn off lights when not needed

22 people do this
Why?  In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a ... more

Save up to $40.00 per year

Spotlight your work spaces

5 people do this
Why?  Overhead bulbs can brighten a space, but often use more light than you really need. Using a kitchen counter light while preparing dinner or a small lamp to ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Adjust the display on your television

9 people do this
Why?  New televisions are originally set to look best on the showroom floor. However, these bright display modes are often unnecessary for your home and use a ... more

Save up to $25.00 per TV per year

Reduce your water heater's temperature

10 people do this
Why?  Water heating accounts for up to 20% of a typical home's total energy use. Each 10°F you lower the temperature of your water heater can result in a 5% ... more

Save up to $20.00 per year

Turn your water heater off or down when you're away

7 people do this
Why?  Water heating is one of the biggest energy users in a typical home. A standard water heater keeps hot water available at all times in its tank. If you are ... more

Save up to $20.00 for four weeks of vacation

Set your refrigerator's temperature to 40°F

10 people do this
Why?  In most households, the refrigerator is the one thing that is always on — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the average home, the refrigerator ... more

Save up to $20.00 per year