Energy Tip
ENERGY TIP

Use cold water setting on your clothes washer and run only full loads.  This way your water heater doesn't have to work as hard and you save water in general.

See all tips

My home is fairly new, what can I do to improve electrical efficiency?

FAQ Detail Pic

My home is fairly new, what can I do to improve electrical efficiency?

• Review age of appliances, consider replacement if they are older than 10 years.
• Review energy use from things plugged in around your home. Do you need all of these plugged in all of the time? Learn about phantom load.
• Check windows and doors for air leaks around frames. Learn about weatherization techniques.
• Have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment tuned up by a reputable dealer.
• Begin to plan for replacement of your heating and air conditioning equipment in the next few years.  Typical equipment life expectancy is 13-15 years.

< Back to all frequently asked questions