Conservation Tips

There are many ways you can lower your bill by conserving energy.

In the laundry room you can:

  • Wash and dry full loads instead of partial loads for savings.
  • Use cold and warm settings on washer as much as possible.
  • Remove lint from dryer vent after each use.
  • Look for energy-efficient appliances when replacing your current models.

When cooking you can:

  • Use a medium or low flame when cooking.
  • Match the size of your flame to the size of your pan.
  • Keep burner surfaces clean for more efficient operation.
  • Avoid blocking circulation of heat. Do not place foil in bottom of oven or on oven racks.

Using your water heater efficiently can help as well:

  • Keep your hot showers as short as possible. On average, a five-minute shower uses 10 gallons of water; a bath uses 15-25 gallons.
  • Set your water heater on 140 degrees if you have a dishwasher, but lower to 120 degrees (low to warm) if not. Use the “vacation” setting when away for long periods of time.
  • Install low-flow showerheads to decrease your hot water usage.
  • Repair leaky faucets.