Reduce energy use with free, low-cost tips

Reduce energy use with free, low-cost tips

Posted on June 3rd, 2019
  • Keep thermostat set at 78 degrees or higher during the cooling season and use ceiling fans while home to make temperatures feel four or more degrees cooler.
  • Keep the outdoor heating and cooling unit clean and free of debris.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using the heated dry cycle.
  • Change the HVAC filter regularly. You can order filters online and have them shipped to your door. Details are at www.firstelectric.coop/filter-change-program.
  • Caulk and weather-strip around doors and windows.
  • Install a low-flow shower head.
  • Set the water heater temperature to 120 degrees.
  • Place LEDs in frequently used fixtures.
  • Clean the lint filter in the dryer after each use.

 

 

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