Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy is everyone's responsibility. Saving energy means saving money. Here you will find a few ways to help reduce your energy consumption.


  • Turn off lights when not needed
  • Remove or disconnect unnecessary light fixtures
  • Replaced outdated fixtures with new, energy efficient fixtures
  • Use CFLs wherever possible
  • Install sensors to automatically turn lights on or off
  • Open shades to take advantage of daylight
  • Utilize timers or photocells for exterior lighting
  • Replace incandescent “EXIT” signs with LED signs that use about 1/10th the power and last much longer


  • Clean or replace air filters regularly
  • Inspect and repair any leaks in piping, air ducts, coils and fittings.
  • Make sure there are no obstructions around radiators, air intake vents, etc. that prevent airflow.
  • Reduce heating and air conditioning hours
  • Utilize fans to reduce air conditioning in the summer and maintain heat in the winter
  • Open windows to take advantage of comfortable weather
  • Update outdated technologies (chillers, old motors, old units)
  • Install digital thermostats to better regulate room temperature
  • Install locks on thermostats to maintain control over temperature


  • Turn off computers, monitors, printers, etc. when not in use to conserve energy and prevent heat generation.
  • Maintain equipment to ensure proper performance
  • Utilize Energy Star Products

Water Heat

  • Set your water heater to the lowest temperature setting
  • Insulate water pipes and holding tanks
  • Use hot water only when necessary
  • Utilize low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators
  • Maintain and fix your water system

Windows & Doors

  • Keep external doors closed to prevent heat/cool air from escaping
  • Block direct sunlight from shining in windows in the summer
  • Let the sun in during the daytime in winter, but cover the windows at night.
  • Use weather-stripping, caulk or plastic to cover leaks around windows, doors and outlets, etc.

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