Lower Your Usage

Lower Your Usage
  • Lower the temperature setting on your water heater. In an average home, it should be set to 120 degrees.
  • Set thermostats between 65 and 70 degrees during the winter, and at 58 degrees when away from home more than a few hours.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. These electronic thermostats can automatically lower the temperature while you’re at work and at night when you’re sleeping.
  • Run washing machines and dryers with a full load.
  • Open draperies and blinds on sunny winter days to let the sun’s warmth in. Close them at night to help retain the heat.
  • Use kitchen and bath ventilating fans sparingly in cold weather. These fans can remove all the warm air in your house in an hour.