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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.

Lighting

  • 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  • Replaced outdated fixtures with new, energy efficient fixtures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

HVAC

  • 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  • Update outdated technologies (chillers, old motors, old units)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

Equipment

  • 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.

 

DISCLAIMER: Nordic Energy Services, LLC ("Nordic"), is not the same entity as your electric delivery company. You are not required to enroll with Nordic. Beginning on (effective date), the electric supply price to compare is (price in cents per kilowatt hour). The electric utility electric supply price will expire on (expiration date). The utility electric supply price to compare does not include the purchased electricity adjustment factor. For more information go to the Illinois Commerce Commission's free website at www.pluginillinois.org. The purchased electricity adjustment factor may range between +.5 cents and -.5 cents per kilowatt hour.
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