1.Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient fluorescent bulbs.
2.Turn off electronics when they are not in use. This goes for lights, computers, televisions, etc.
3.Use fans instead of air conditioning when possible.
4.Make sure all windows and doors are properly sealed. Caulk areas where air leaks are present.
5.During winter, cover windows with plastic to retain as much heat as possible.
6.Close the drapes during summer to keep the heat out. During winter, the drapes will help keep heat inside.
7.Put lights on motion sensors to eliminate unnecessary electricity consumption.
8.Install programmable thermostats to avoid unnecessary heating and cooling costs.
9.Use daylight to light rooms
10.Buy Energy Star rated products
11.Use “smart power strips” that automatically shut down when electronics are not in use.
12.Wash linens with cold water.
13.Lower the temperature of your hot water. Nobody enjoys scalding hot showers!
14.Hang dry linens to cut down on drying costs. Hang drying extends the life of linens.