Energy Saving Tips:
NAED encourages you to save on your monthly electric bill by trying some of these easy tips:
- Run dishwashers and washing machines only when full
- In cold weather, open window shades facing the sun to let in nature's warming power
- Insulate your electric hot water heater to save on your utility bill
- Replace burned-out light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
- Using dishwashers and clothes washers/dryers at night will keep the house cooler, reduce strain on the power grid during the peak usage hours of 4 PM and 6 PM and reduce the chance of an emergency!
- Don't leave your mobile phone plugged in overnight. It only takes a couple of hours to charge.
- Watch your appliance placement. Avoid placing appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, near a thermostat.
- Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F)
- Set heat controls for low energy use during times when you're sleeping or no one is at home
- Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.
- Move any furniture, draperies, or other obstructions that may be blocking the flow of air from registers or from individual heating units
- Start using energy-saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers
- Compare efficiency ratings when buying appliances.
- Clean or replace filters in your furnace, air conditioner, and heat pump
- When using electric cook-tops, match the pan size to the element size
- With conventional ovens, keep preheat time to a minimum
- Use glass or ceramic pans in the oven; you can turn down the temperature to about 25° F and cook foods just as quickly