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Suds and Savings

Suds and Savings 10 ways to save energy in the laundry room Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use!...

Energy Efficiency Tip – Refrigerator Temperature Setting

Don’t keep your refrigerator too cold. The Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 35 to 38 degrees for the fresh food compartment and zero degrees for the freezer. Make sure the refrigerator doors are sealed airtight to maximize efficiency....

Three Electrifying Kitchen Appliances to Save Time and Energy

Whether your oven and stove top are powered by gas or electricity, it’s no secret that they consume more energy than smaller countertop appliances, like slow cookers and toaster ovens. In addition to efficiency, smaller kitchen appliances can provide faster cooking...

What is Beneficial Electrification?

If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your part to help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can! It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This utility...
Energy Efficiency Tip – Set Your Refrigerator

Energy Efficiency Tip – Set Your Refrigerator

Don’t keep your refrigerator too cold. The Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 35 to 38 degrees for the fresh food compartment and zero degrees for the freezer. Make sure the refrigerator doors are sealed airtight to maximize efficiency. Source:...

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Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Wool or Rubber Dryer Balls

Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Wool or Rubber Dryer Balls

Use wool or rubber dryer balls in the clothes dryer to reduce drying time and static. Wool dryer balls can also absorb extra moisture. These are an efficient alternative to dryer sheets, which can create buildup on the dryer’s filter and reduce air circulation. If you...

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Five Ways to Stay Cozy this Winter

Five Ways to Stay Cozy this Winter

Baby, it's cold outside! When you're feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat. Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter.  Whether you’re experiencing extremely cold...

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2021 Energy Efficiency Calendar

2021 Energy Efficiency Calendar

There are so many ways you can save energy! Saving energy helps reduce your family’s monthly bills – and it helps our environment. Change your energy use habits by following the monthly tips below. Keep this calendar (PDF below) on your refrigerator to remind family...

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Electricity Brings Everyday Value

Electricity Brings Everyday Value

Even though we work in the energy industry, like most people, we still don’t think much about the electricity we use. We expect the lights to turn on when we flip the switch and the coffeemaker to work each morning. Because electricity is so abundant, we don’t think...

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Put The Kids In Charge of Energy Savings

Put The Kids In Charge of Energy Savings

Here's a fun way to teach your kids or grandkids about saving energy. Download and print this PDF file and hang it on the refrigerator. Assign an Energy Super Hero to each task. Put a different person in charge each week and have them mark that their task is done....

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Seal Air Leaks to Keep Out Cold

Seal Air Leaks to Keep Out Cold

Keep cold air out to save energy. Seal air leaks around pipes and any gaps around chimneys and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. Cover drafty windows using heavy-duty clear plastic sheets or tape clear film to the inside of your window frames. You can...

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Four Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

Four Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

Ah, the kitchen. It’s undeniably one of the most-loved rooms in our homes. It’s where we gather with family and friends for our favorite meals and memories. But like most of us, you probably aren’t thinking about saving energy when you’re planning that perfect dish....

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Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Energy Star Products

Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Energy Star Products

The average household owns 24 electronic products, which account for roughly 12% of home energy use. When shopping for electronics, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR®-certified products, which can be 70% more efficient than conventional models. ENERGY STAR certified...

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