energy conservation

There are a variety of things you can do to lower your utility bills. Listed below are some of the most effective ways to help you conserve energy, trim costs and gain control over the energy usage in your home.*

  1. Turn off lights and equipment when they are not in use.
  2. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) wherever appropriate.
  3. During the heat of day, close your draperies, shades, or blinds to reduce the extra heat from direct sunlight and check your home for adequate insulation.
  4. Plant shade trees, to reduce heat gain to the house.
  5. Install / Use Ceiling fans or whole house fans for comfort cooling.
  6. Set your air-conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer and heat your home at 68 degrees or cooler during winter
  7. Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature automatically and maximize your energy savings.
  8. Clean or replace your air-conditioner’s filter(s) every month to keep your air-conditioner running more efficiently.
  9. Regularly brush or vacuum the condenser coils at the bottom or rear of your refrigerator and check door gasket for tight fit and adjust if necessary.
  10. Buy energy-saving “Energy Star” labeled appliances.
  11. Limit the time you run your pool pump: Summer (six hours a day), Winter (four hours a day)

*All Information gathered from historical data as published by various utility companies and associations.

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