We waste a lot of energy on a day to day basis, either by not turning the lights off when not in use or by utilizing
old, inefficient appliances that are in need of an upgrade.
Browse the tips below for ways to conserve resources to help the planet and your wallet:
The Environmental Protection Agency figures that the average person uses 2,500 gallons of water per month.
Being mindful of how you use water will not only help the environment, but it will lower your utility bill as well!
Electricity is used everyday to heat, cool, and light your homes, as well as power appliances. By practicing some of the conservation tips below, you could potentially lower the cost of your electric bill.
When reheating leftovers, opt for a microwave or toaster oven. They use less energy than conventional ovens.
Keep your refrigerator temperature between 30 and 42 degrees F. Use the power-save switch if available.
Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. Test them by closing the door over a piece of paper or a dollar bill so that the paper or bill is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull the paper or bill out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing.
Dust behind your refrigerator the next time you clean. Check the coils behind the fridge—and use coil vacuums or dusters to clean them off and keep costs down.
Stock your freezer—a full freezer uses less energy than an empty one.
Gas provides heat, supplies hot water, and powers your oven/stove.
Clean or change the filter in heating units at least every three months.
If fan coils (central heat) or gas furnaces are us
Keep furniture and rugs from blocking vents and radiators.
Close dampers on fireplaces when not in use.
Keep your thermostat low; every degree cuts your gas bill by about 5%.
Preheat the oven for only the designated amount. Refrain from opening and closing the oven door to check on your food, as this releases significant heat from the oven and contributes to a longer cook time.