Easy ways to save

See what steps others are taking to save energy in your area.

Open your shades on winter days

1,605 people do this
Why?  Taking advantage of winter sunlight can help make a dent in your heating costs. Open blinds during the day to provide natural lighting and capture free ... more

Save up to $95.00 per year

Set your thermostat wisely

1,525 people do this
Why?  Setting your thermostat for energy savings can decrease your cooling and heating bills ... more

Save up to $65.00 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

1,456 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $75.00 per year

Turn off your computer at night

1,269 people do this
Why?  Turning off your computer at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by ... more

Save up to $75.00 per year

Turn off lights when not needed

1,230 people do this
Why?  In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a ... more

Save up to $35.00 per year

Wash clothes with cold water

1,158 people do this
Why?  Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to ... more

Save up to $50.00 per year

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