Energy Efficiency Tips

Everyone is interested in using electricity wisely and saving energy dollars.  Reducing your energy usage doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money, or compromise your comfort.  Try these simple steps to energy savings in your home.

Lighting
A single light doesn’t use a whole lot of energy. But when you add up the lights in your home, and think about how long they are usually on during the month, it can rally add up. In fact, lighting is about 12% of your monthly bill.

Water Heating
Heating water is one of your largest annual energy expenses.

Heating and Air Conditioning
In the winter your heating system is probably your biggest energy user, accounting for between 35% and 65% of your total monthly bill.  To make your home comfortable in the summer, you have several options ranging from simply opening windows to installing a central air conditioning system.

Appliances
If you’re like most people, chances are your refrigerator/freezer is a big energy user in your home. Why? Because it requires electricity to operate, and it’s on 24 hours a day.

Hot Tubs and Pools 
Tips on how to save energy on hot tubs and pools.