Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use—TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
Your Home’s Energy Use
Check for air leaks around your walls, ceilings, windows, doors, lighting and plumbing fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets.
Check for open fireplace dampers.
Make sure your appliances and heating and cooling systems are properly maintained. Check your owner’s manuals for the recommended maintenance.
Study your family’s lighting needs and look for ways to use controls— like sensors, dimmers, or timers— to reduce lighting use.
Heating and Cooling Tips
Set your programmable thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer, as well as when you’re sleeping or away from home.
Clean or replace filters on furnaces and air conditioners once a month or as recommended.
Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
Eliminate trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if unsure about how to perform this task, contact a professional.
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Natural Gas is a rapidly rising star in energy. Not only a source that reduces carbon emissions, but also a cost-effective option for energy. As we step forward toward carbon neutral energy, natural gas is showing itself as a critical commodity.
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