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Feb 24, 2021 | Energy Efficiency | 6 comments

Save energy at home

Energy saving tips for your family

It’s been a whole year since the pandemic shifted our daily activities, interactions, and the way we work and attend schoolWe have some triedandtrue tips that will help you save energy and money no matter how much longer we’re all staying safe at home. 

In the kitchen

Here are a few of our favorite ENERGY STAR® tips, to help you save energy as you prepare those delicious home-cooked meals. 

Let there be light: Make sure all your light fixtures have LEDs, which use less energy and last much longer than traditional bulbs. And here’s an easy one: When you leave the kitchen, turn off the lights. 

Clear the vents: Make sure all your air registers or floor vents are clear of furniture so the air can circulate freely. If your home has radiators, place heat-resistant reflectors between the radiators and walls.  

Scrape to save: You can save water by scraping your dishes clean instead of rinsing them before placing them in the dishwasher. And, only run the dishwasher when it’s full. 

Mid adult man is loading the dishwasher at home and his son is watching him.

Flip the fridge: Older refrigerators can use 20% more energy than ENERGY STAR® certified models. So, if your fridge is a relic, consider an upgrade. Also, if you have an old refrigerator running in the garage or basement, think about making a change.  

Fix those faucets: Hot water leaking at a rate of one drop per second can waste up to $35 in electricity per year. Plus, leaks obviously waste water and, let’s be honest, can be annoying. Fix those faucets and save!  

 

Electronics

Taking these simple steps to make your home more energy efficient can save you money whether you’re working from home or back to business as usual. 

Screensaver = energy waster. Your computer and monitor are still fully powered when a screen saver turns on. Save energy by enabling sleep mode on these devices or shut them down when you’re not using them. 

Use power strips. Household electronics tend to draw small amounts of power when they’re on standby mode. Power strips make it easy to power down your workstation with the flip of a switch. Smart power strips sense and cut power when electronics go into standby mode. It’s a small investment that could save you money in the long run.    

Let the light in. Keep the blinds and curtains in your home open. Letting more sun in will help keep your home warm so your heating system doesn’t have to work quite as hard. Plus, natural light from your windows is great for all those video calls.  close up of woman opening window curtains, letting the sunlight in

 

 For more energy saving tips, visit savewithppl.com 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Brian Crimmins

    I want to switch back to PPL as my provider. Currently with IGS, contact ends at the end of April.

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Brian, You will need to contact IGS to let them know you are cancelling and will not be continuing with them as your supplier. We recommend getting a cancellation confirmation number from the supplier. Once you cancel, IGS will electronically notify us. We then mail a letter to you to confirm we received notification of your supplier cancellation. Your account automatically returns back to PPL as your provider. If you are interested in reading more about choice, please go to https://www.pplelectric.com/shopping. Thanks for checking with us!

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  2. Kathryn

    Hi, I saw on your site that you have rebates for smart power strips, but i couldn’t find them. Can you help me out, please? And do you have rebates on air purifiers?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Kathryn, Rebates for smart power strips and air purifiers are not being offered at this time. Please check back at a later time under https://www.pplelectric.com/ways-to-save/all-rebates as the rebate offers change periodically. Thank you!

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  3. Linda Grasso

    Do rates change throughout the day, i.e., higher in evening than early morning?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Linda, We have a Time of Use program that offers savings when you make adjustments to your lifestyle throughout the day. You can read more about our Time of Use program and decide if it works for you under https://www.pplelectric.com/site/Ways-to-Save/Rates-and-Shopping/Time-of-Use-Plan. The current program runs from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2021. Please check back for new TOU program rates and hours on our website prior to June 1, 2021. Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Reply

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