Conservation Tips

Simple ways to reduce energy and save money.

Did you know that heating and cooling make up more than half of your monthly energy bill? Fortunately, there are several measures you can take as a home or business owner to keep your utility bills under control. Here are some tips we’ve collected to make you more comfortable while lowering your energy bills.


Home Heating

  • Set your thermostat to 68°F in the winter and 76°F in the summer.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to automatically regulate your home’s temperature.
  • Keep windows and doors closed to prevent heat loss.
  • Locate and fix air leaks.
  • Consider adding extra insulation to floors and ceilings.


Air Conditioning

  • Keep windows and doors closed to prevent loss of cool air.
  • Cover windows with shades or drapes to keep sunlight from warming up your home or business.
  • Raise your thermostat at night and whenever your home is unoccupied.
  • To maintain optimum airflow, change your air filter every 3 months.


Water Heating

  • Consider buying a new energy-efficient water heater.
  • Try lowering your water heater thermostat to 120°F.
  • Wash dishes and clothes in cold water.
  • Consider switching to a low-pressure showerhead.
  • Opt for a shower instead of a bath.
  • Locate and fix all faucet and showerhead leaks.


Lighting

  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Install sensors so lights automatically go off in unoccupied rooms.
  • Replace standard light bulbs with CFL light bulbs, or LED light bulbs.
  • Install motion-activated lighting outdoors.
  • Choose solar for landscape lighting.


Electronics

  • Power down or turn off appliances when not in use.
  • Replace older appliances with energy-efficient models.
  • Use a microwave or toaster oven to heat smaller food items.
  • Unplug battery chargers as soon as charging is complete.

Blog

Articles on Energy and Conservation

8 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill This Summer

Summer is upon us! But that warm weather we’ve been waiting for all year also comes with substantial surges in our utility bills.

Read more

How Big is Your Home’s Carbon Footprint?

Everyone in the modern world knows a large carbon footprint is detrimental to the environment.

Read more

Energy-Saving Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to saving on your electric bill, small lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

Read more

How to Landscape Your Way to Energy Savings

Managing your energy bill has a lot to do with how you control your home’s climate.

Read more

8 Tips for a Sustainable Small Business

If you own a small business, implementing sustainability practices is great for the environment and can also reduce the costs of your day-to-day operations.

Read more

Save Energy by Defeating Your Energy Vampires

Why pay for electricity you don’t need? Save electricity by eliminating energy vampires that drain your utility bill without giving you any benefits in return.

Read more

Utility vs. Retail Energy Providers: Where Does My Electricity Come From?

Because the electricity market works differently in each state…

Read more

The Environmentally Friendly Home

If you think there’s more you can be doing to help the environment but don’t know what to do, look no further.

Read more
What Is a Smart Meter?

What Is a Smart Meter?

What are smart meters and how can they help you save?

Read more
Use Filters to Save Money on your Utility Bill

Use Filters to Save Money on your Utility Bill

Keeping your HVAC filters clean and clear of debris can help you save energy and money.

Read more