25 Things you can do TODAY to be Energy Efficient

  1. Set fridge between 37 and 40 degrees and the freezer at 0
  2. check the rubber seal on the door
  3. clean the coils or filters of the fridge.
  4. set the water heater to 120 degrees
  5. set the water heater on a timer
  6. wrap the water heater in an insulation blanket
  7. wrap the water heater pipes
  8. fix burned out oven coils
  9. match pot size to burner size and keep the lid on it
  10. use the microwave, toaster oven or a crock pot
  11. do not preheat the oven unless baking
  12. turn the water off when brushing teeth
  13. check sinks and pipes for leaks
  14. take shorter showers
  15. install low flow shower heads
  16. use insulated curtains or dark colors
  17. use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs or LED bulbs
  18. use power strip to eliminate energy hogs
  19. wash full load of clothes in cold water
  20. set correct water level on washer
  21. hang clothes instead of using a dryer
  22. activate "sleep" features on printers and office equipment
  23. use motion detecting switches on outdoor lighting
  24. use ceiling fans instead of air conditioner
  25. water in the early morning or evening

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