Tips on how to live a greener lifestyle
Stay cool and reduce your utility bills this summer by trying a few of these energy-saving tips.
Turn Up Your Thermostat
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home and 85 degrees when you’re away. You can save 1-3% of your energy cost for each degree the thermostat is set above 72.
Lower Your Water Heater
Water heating can account for 14-25% of your energy consumption. Turn down your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll save energy and avoid scalding your hands.
Install a Pool Pump Timer
If you have a pool, slowly reduce the filtration time by 30 minute increments, as long as the water appears clean. You may only need to run the filter six hours a day. Install a timer to control when the pump cycles on.