Easy ways to save

See what steps others are taking to save energy in your area.

Turn off lights when not needed

1,254 people do this
Why?  In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Close your shades in the summer

1,129 people do this
Why?  Sunlight passing through windows heats your home and makes your air conditioner work harder. You can block this heat by keeping blinds or drapes closed on ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

989 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $55.00 per year

Be smart about dishwashing

967 people do this
Why?  Your dishwasher uses a great deal of energy, especially for heating water. There are several steps you can take starting today — with no up-front ... more

Save up to $15.00 per year

Wash clothes with cold water

797 people do this
Why?  Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to ... more

Save up to $25.00 per year

Clear the area around your AC

687 people do this
Why?  Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit — the condenser — needs ... more

Save up to $10.00 this summer

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