Easy ways to save at home

Try out a new tip each day — you'll be surprised at how easy it is to save!

Heating your home

  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Keep your heating system tuned-up and clean
  • Improve your home's insulation
  • Seal air leaks
  • Upgrade your old heating equipment
  • Clean or replace your furnace filters every 1-3 months
  • Weatherstrip windows and doors
  • Block drafts of cold air
  • Close fireplace dampers when not in use

Water heating

  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees
  • Take 5-minute showers
  • Install low-flow showerheads and faucets
  • Insulate water heater pipes
  • Turn your water heater off or down when you're away
  • Choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater

Cooking and baking

  • Try not to preheat your oven
  • Place lids tightly on pans when cooking
  • Keep your oven and burners clean
  • Use glass or ceramic pans when cooking in your oven
  • Keep the oven door closed while baking
  • Never use the gas range for room heating
  • Cook extras and refrigerate or freeze the leftovers
  • Barbeque or grill in the summer as much as possible

Clothes drying

  • Clean the lint filter
  • Replace leaky exhaust terminals
  • Check the outside dryer exhaust terminal
  • Avoid overloading the dryer

Pools and spas

  • Cover your pool and spa when not in use
  • Schedule an annual inspection of your heat exchanger
  • Don't over-clean
  • Set pool filtering and cleaning systems on timers