Summer Energy Tips

Follow these tips to help conserve energy during the summer season:

  • Defer use of washing machines, driers and dish washers from mid-day through the evening
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove during the heat of the day
  • Close blinds, window shades and curtains during the day
  • Turn up your thermostat
  • Ensure your air filter is clean and air is able to flow unrestricted
  • Unplug electrical devices not being used, especially items such as chargers that use power even when they are not being used
  • Keep doors and windows closed if you are using your air conditioning system
  • Check for and repair air leaks around doors and windows
  • Other air leaks can be found around electrical outlets, outside faucets, where your air conditioning lines enter the home, fireplace or any location where the outside wall has been penetrated
  • Check the thermostat setting of your hot water heater, reduce to 120 to 140 degrees
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room
  • Turn off computers when not being used
  • Turn off ceiling fans when no one is in the room
  • Clean the coils of dust and dirt on the back of your refrigerator and freezers
  • Ensure your air conditioning system’s outside unit has unobstructed air flow around it
  • Ensure your air conditioner’s registers do not have anything blocking them

Further Information

For more tips, please go to the EnergySavers website.