Energy Saving Tips – At Home
Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use. A power strip can help turn off multiple items at once.
Install a programmable thermostat to save up to 10% on cooling and heating costs.
Look for the Energy Star label,the government’s symbol of energy efficiency, on a wide range of consumer products to – save up to 30% on related electricity bills.
Reduce water heater temperature to 130° F to save energy and money on heating water; and wrap the water storage tank in a specially-designed “blanket” to retain the heat.
Use low-flow faucets and shower heads to save on water bills.
Clean or change filters regularly. A dirty furnace or A/C filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool.
Use your window shades. Close blinds on the sunny side in the summer to keep out the hot sun, and open them in the winter to bring in warm rays.
Seal air leaks and properly insulate to save up to 20% on heating and cooling bills, while also increasing home comfort.
Energy Saving Tips – At Work
Unplug electronics such as cell phones and laptops once they’re charged. Adapters plugged into outlets use energy even if they’re not charging.
Use the ENERGY STAR power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into power save mode when not in use.
Regularly examine building equipment systems, and maintenance procedures to make sure your building is operating as efficiently as possible.
Keep air vents clear of paper, files, and office supplies. It takes as much as 25 percent more energy to pump air into the workspace if the vents are blocked. Plus you might be able to get rid of your space heater.
Reducing the amount of energy used by inefficient office equipment and other products can save energy and money. Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified office equipment whenever possible. Don’t waste conditioned air — install window films and add insulation or a reflective roof coating to save energy.