Saving energy is easy as 1-2-3

Between after school soccer practice and ballet lessons, your family is on the go. With everyone out of the house during the day, you can easily lower your electricity bill by making a few quick changes that don’t demand an excessive amount of time or effort to get results.

  • Install a programmable thermostat and program it to adjust the temperature of your home when you’re away at work and the kids are at school. Then set it to automatically change the temperature at the end of the day so it’s comfortable the moment you step foot in the door. You won’t even notice the difference – that is, until you see your lowered energy bill.

  • The days are getting shorter and even though no one likes to come home to a dark house, leaving the lights on all day is wasting energy and costing you money. Put lights on a timer or use light sensors to turn lights on when it gets dark. If there are rooms in the house that are used sparingly, consider installing motion sensors to turn the lights on when you enter and automatically turn off when you leave.

  • With the whole family away at work or school, your TV and computer aren’t in use. While it may seem harmless to leave these items plugged in, this isn’t quite true. These devices, and other electronics, continue to draw energy even if the equipment is turned off. Unplug all electronics or plug all your gadgets into a single power strip and then switch it to off during the day for easy energy savings.