Tips for Reducing Your Household Electricity Usage
Change your light bulbs. Replace your standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones. Compact fluorescents use 75% less energy.
Install "Energy Star" appliances. When shopping for new appliances consider purchasing Energy Star products. They use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment.
Beware of "vampires. Equipment and appliances that use power even when they are turned off are sometimes called vampires. They constantly suck energy - up to 5%-10% of a home's electrical consumption. Try plugging computers, printers, DVD players and other electronics into a power strip and turn it off when you're done using the equipment.
Keep appliances clean: Cleaning behind and under your refrigerator and keeping the lint trap on your dryer clean will help save electricity.
Install timers on bath fans: Consider putting timers or humidistats on your bath fans to limit unnecessary runtime.