You have the power to save.
Energy costs could be using up as much as 25% of your family’s income. But by taking some simple steps to improve energy efficiency, you could save up to 15% on your energy bills each year.
Practice energy efficiency at home.
Becoming energy efficient is easier than you may think. There are many no-cost or low-cost ways to reduce your energy use—from turning lights off when not in use to switching to products that use less energy. Check out the tips on the reverse side to learn how you can become more energy efficient, save money and help protect the environment.
Follow these bright ideas to save energy:
- Turn off lights when not needed.
- Switch to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.
- Use high-pressure sodium bulbs in outdoor fixtures.
Refrigerators and Freezers
Your refrigerator and freezer use more electricity than any other appliance in your kitchen. Save energy with these tips:
- Set your refrigerator at the recommended temperature of 2–3° Celsius.
- Make sure the door gaskets on your refrigerator or freezer seal properly.
- Avoid opening the door to browse.
Clean up with savings on wash day:
- Wash full loads of laundry, but don’t overload the machine.
- Wash and/or rinse using cold water.
- Dry clothes outside on a clothesline.
You can save energy even when you’re on the go:
- Combine errands to reduce the number of car trips.
- Avoid aggressive driving. Speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking can lower your gas mileage.
Beat the heat and stay comfortable with these energy savers:
- Close windows when the air conditioner is on.
- Buy a ceiling fan.
- Seal doorways and openings.