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Mar 29, 2022 | Energy Efficiency | 4 comments

This Earth Day, make energy efficiency a priority

10 Tips to help you spring into action

Earth Day is a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to make your home more energy efficient so you can save money year-round.

Plus, by becoming more energy efficient, you can make a real impact on the world. Efficiency is good for the planet. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, decreases water use, and helps create a healthy environment for us all.*

Here are ten easy tips to help you spring into action today.

  1. Plant trees and shrubs to provide shade on the sunniest sides of your home.
  2. Allow hot foods to cool before putting them in the refrigerator – storing hot food makes your fridge work harder to cool it down.
  3. With the weather warming up, consider cooking a few meals outside to reduce the amount of heat inside your home.
  4. Use light-colored window coverings to help reflect heat away from entering your home.
  5. Use motion sensors for your outdoor lights. That way, they’ll only use energy when they’re on.
  6. Install LED light bulbs in your most frequently used lights – kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to start.
  7. Combine printers, computers, monitors, TVs, game consoles and other electronics on easily accessible smart power strips that can be switched off when not in use.
  8. Add weather stripping to drafty doors and windows.
  9. Combine fans with air conditioning – a fan can allow you to raise the thermostat setting and still stay comfortable.
  10. Wash and rinse laundry with cold water whenever possible.


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  1. Donna Rosenberger

    Thank you for the tips. I would like someone to come out to my home to show me more ways to save if that is a free service.
    Thanks again,
    Donna Rosenberger

    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Donna, There are two levels of home energy assessments available. The In-Home Audit is a walk-through of your home. During the audit, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified contractor will evaluate your heating & cooling systems, appliances and provide energy-saving recommendations specific to your home. In addition, a free energy savings kit is provided with small Do-It-Yourself upgrades to help you start savings right away. The other is a no-cost Virtual Home Energy Assessment that provides a free energy savings kit shipped to your door. Please click on the link to read more about these home energy assessments at Hover over Home Assessment at the top of the page. Thank you!

  2. Bienvenida Hernandez

    Good service but high price

  3. John Rosenberger

    I think this is outrageous how do you think those how are on a fixed income or only make about $31,000 to $33,000 to able to afford that price increase. Summer is coming up and you have to turn on your air conditioner. I live in a apartment. Where I can’t go out and buy new appliances that use less electricity. I don’t leave lights on in rooms that I am not in.. I am on budget electric billing and that didn’t take long till I used up my allotted amount this past winter. I know that inflation has been a factor. And I don’t like finding another utility company so confusing.



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