Seal & Insulate
Seal air leaks and insulate well to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from entering your home.
Reduce waste heat by installing a programmable thermostat.
Lower your water heater temperature. The Dept. of Energy recommends using the warm setting (120 degrees) during fall and winter months.
Unplug electronics like kitchen appliances and TVs when you’re away.
Turn off lights when not in use.
Open blinds and curtains during the day to allow sunlight in to warm your home.
Close blinds and curtains at night to keep cold, drafty air out.
Use Power Strips
Use power strips for multiple appliances, and turn off the main switch when you’re away from home.
Use Cold Water
Wash clothes in cold water, and use cold-water detergent whenever possible.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, which use at least 75% less energy.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy