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.
- Plant trees and shrubs to provide shade on the sunniest sides of your home.
- Allow hot foods to cool before putting them in the refrigerator – storing hot food makes your fridge work harder to cool it down.
- With the weather warming up, consider cooking a few meals outside to reduce the amount of heat inside your home.
- Use light-colored window coverings to help reflect heat away from entering your home.
- Use motion sensors for your outdoor lights. That way, they’ll only use energy when they’re on.
- Install LED light bulbs in your most frequently used lights – kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to start.
- 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.
- Add weather stripping to drafty doors and windows.
- Combine fans with air conditioning – a fan can allow you to raise the thermostat setting and still stay comfortable.
- Wash and rinse laundry with cold water whenever possible.
For more tips — and to check out our full offering of energy efficiency rebates and programs — visit savewithppl.com.
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.
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 https://www.pplelectricsavings.com/ppl/in-home/overview. Hover over Home Assessment at the top of the page. Thank you!
Good service but high price
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.