Unplug power cords when not in use, including power strips and phone chargers.
Install a programmable thermostat; there are many options to choose from and they are easy to install.
When a light bulb burns out, replace it with a compact fluorescent bulb, which can last up to 10 times longer.
When purchasing a new appliance, look for the Energy Star label. It may be a bit more expensive on the front end, but will save you money in the long run.
During the day, open shades or blinds to let the sunshine in and close them at night to save money, improve comfort and reduce heating costs.
Enable "power management" on all computers and make sure to turn them off when they are not in use. A laptop computer uses up to 90% less energy than a desktop computer.
Installing faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads will cut water heating costs by 50% and save up to $300 per year. It will also reduce your water use by up to 50%.
When it is possible, wash your clothes in cold water. About 90% of the energy used in a clothes washer goes to heating the water.
Make sure your dryer's outside vent is clear and that you clean out the lint filter after every load. When purchasing a new dryer, look for one with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off when clothes are dry.
Only run your dishwasher and clothes washer when they are full. Fewer loads will reduce energy and water usage.
Adjusting your air conditioner to just 5° higher will save up to 20% on cooling costs.
Did you know?
If your heating system were a car, it would travel approximately 100,000 miles annually.
10% savings on your annual fuel consumption practically pays for the tune-up itself.