Cooling Your Home
Cooling your home and living space to a temperature of 78 degrees or warmer with the fan switched to auto on your thermostat. You can save even more by raising your thermostat to 82 degrees when you’re not home. By watching your thermostat and not cooling your home when you’re not there, you can save a lot of money in the long run.
Water Heater Savings
Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees from 140 degrees. This is the recommended setting for water heater temperature according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which will have the average household about $7 a month.
A/C Filter Cleaning
To save even more on your monthly energy costs, clean or replace your A/C filter on a regular basis to help your air conditioner run more efficiently.
Remember to turn off your ceiling fans when you leave a room. A ceiling fan is meant to cool a person, not a room! It costs about $7 a month to run a ceiling fan constantly.
Drying Your Clothes
Using the auto sensor function on your dryer will help you conserve energy by not over-drying your clothes. Over time, running your dryer for shorter periods of time will add up to significant cost savings.