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Residential Energy Saving Tips

Use the tips below to help you use energy more efficiently around your home and save money on your bill.

  • Manage your bill on ​My Account. Online energy management tools show you how much energy you are using. The bill to date feature lets you know what your bill costs are to date at any time during the month. You can also get tips based on your energy saving goals.

  • Unplug unused electrical devices when you leave a room. Chargers use energy when left plugged in, even after your device is fully charged.

  • Weatherize your home. Apply weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows to help keep heat or cool air from your system inside your home

  • Maintain home heating and cooling equipment. Get your heating and cooling equipment tuned up periodically by a professional service representative

  • Check your thermostat. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter, and higher in the summer, if health permits

  • Check for air leaks. Check the ductwork for air leaks about once a year if you have a forced-air heating system. To do this, feel around the duct joints for escaping air when the fan is on. Relatively small leaks can be easily repaired by covering holes or cracks with duct tape. More stubborn problems may require caulking as well as taping

  • Dust or vacuum radiators. Dust and grime impede the flow of heat; keeping them clean helps radiators maintain their efficiency

  • Install storm windows. Combination screen and storm windows are the most convenient because they can be opened easily when there’s no need to run heating or cooling equipment

  • Adjust your blinds. Raise your blinds in the winter to let warm sunlight into your home, and lower the blinds in the summer​ to keep cool air inside

  • Click here to find specific tips to reduce your natural gas energy use

For more tips to help you save money and energy visit our Home-Energy Saving Tips page, or view our Helpful Ways to Save brochure.

Additional Resources:

  • We offer our customers several programs to help them reduce the amount of energy they use every day. Learn more about energy-efficiency rebates, incentives and programs we offer.

  • ENERGY STAR®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

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