Energy Efficiency Tips
HUEE members recognize that it is in our best interest to help our customers use less energy to aid in securing our energy future, be more environmentally responsible and lower customer costs.
Follow these TOP TEN tips that any good energy saver should do first to save on energy costs:
- Replace any light bulb, especially ones that are on more than one hour per day, with a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb.
- Close shades and drapes during the day to help keep heat out in summer.
- Plug electronic devices such as cable boxes, printers and TVs into power strips to turn off during vacations or long periods without use.
- Outside your home, caulk around all penetrations including telephone, electrical, cable, gas, water spigots, dryer vents, etc. Do not caulk around water heater and furnace exhaust pipes.
- Change HVAC air filters monthly.
- Use dishwasher’s air-dry cycle instead of the heat-dry cycle to dry dishes.
- Keep your garage door down. A warmer garage in the winter and cooler garage in the summer will save energy.
- Set water heater temperature no higher than 120’F.
- Make sure dryer vent hose is not kinked or clogged.
- Ensure refrigerator door seals are tight.
For more information, see the 101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money documents below.
Also check out this fun interactive energy activity from the Touchstone Energy website,