Energy conservation is the prevention of the wasteful use of energy especially in order to ensure its continued availability. It is a simple way to sustain accessible and reliable power, reduce our demand on the grid and save money.
ENERGY CONSERVATION TIPS
• Extinguish the lights when you leave a room.
• Power down and unplug electronics when they are not in use.
• Use natural light when and where possible.
• Close curtains in east and west facing windows.
• Open curtains in north and south facing windows.
• Set your thermostat at 68 degrees in the heating season.
• Set your thermostat at 78 degrees in the cooling season.
• Change your heating and air conditioning system’s air filters regularly.
• Install a programmable thermostat.
• Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
• Landscape your home with energy conservation in mind.
Did you know that some electronics such as chargers, televisions and appliances with continuous digital displays draw power even when they are turned off? They can even account for as much as 20 percent of your electric bill! Exorcise high utility costs by reducing phantom load.
PROGRAMMABLE AND SMART THERMOSTATS
Heating and cooling costs are the most significant energy expenses in American households. Programmable thermostats can lower your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home with the turn of a dial or push of a button.