• 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.