Easy ways to save

See what steps others are taking to save energy in your area.

Turn off lights when not needed

218 people do this
Why?  In an average home, lighting accounts for nearly 15% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to make a ... more

Save up to $20.00 per year

Turn off your computer at night

190 people do this
Why?  Turning off your computer at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by ... more

Save up to $75.00 per year

Wash clothes with cold water

180 people do this
Why?  Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to ... more

Save up to $15.00 per year

Close your shades in the summer

175 people do this
Why?  Sunlight passing through windows heats your home and makes your air conditioner work harder. You can block this heat by keeping blinds or drapes closed on ... more

Save up to $15.00 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

171 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $70.00 per year

Clear the area around your AC

162 people do this
Why?  Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit — the condenser — needs ... more

Save up to $15.00 this summer

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