Energy Saving Ideas
Member Service Representatives are available to review your account and suggest ideas on how to be more energy efficient in your home. Simply call 863-946-6200 and ask for Energy Saving Ideas.
Great tools can be found at www.energy.gov.
Popular Energy Saving Tips from Energy.gov
Energy Saver Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy in Your Home from Energy.gov
Consejos para ahorrar dinero y energía en su hogar from Energy.gov
- Weatherize Your Home – Air leaks are one of the greatest sources of energy loss in a home. Caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. By sealing uncontrolled air leaks, you can save 10%-20% on your heating and cooling bills.
- Properly Insulate – Consider whether you need to add insulation. Insulation is essential for reducing heat flow through a home’s building envelope. Adding insulation between the indoors and the outdoors reduces energy demand, improves the comfort of your home, and saves you money.
- Heat and Cool Your Home Efficiently – Heating and cooling are the largest energy users in your home, typically making up about 35%-40% of your energy use. You can save money and increase your comfort by properly using, maintaining, and upgrading your equipment. Smart and programmable thermostats can assist you in efficient use of your cooling and heating system.
- Cooling Tips
- Set your thermostat as high as is comfortable when you’re home in the summer, and raise the temperature when you’re away.
- Clean or replace filters on air conditioners once a month or as recommended.
- Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing.
- Turn off ceiling fans when you leave a room.
- During summer, keep the window coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat.
- Water Heating – Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 13% of your energy usage. To reduce that expense, use less hot water, turn down the thermostat, and replace old, inefficient hot water heaters.