Energy Saving Tips

Energy efficiency begins with you; which is why we would like to offer you a few simple saving tips to make your energy consumption more affordable.

  1. Unplug cell phone chargers.
  2. Wash and dry your clothes after 7 PM.
  3. Replace your incandescent light bulbs compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).
  4. Ensure that all windows and doors are well sealed to keep room temperature stable.
  5. Turn off any unnecessary lights, electronic devices and appliances when possible.
  6. Use fans throughout the house to keep air circulation and comfortable room temperatures.
  7. Turn off bathroom exhaust fan at least 20 minutes after you shower. 
  8. Kitchen ventilation should also be off within 20 minutes after you finish cooking.
  9. Replace your A/C filter every 30 days or so to avoid any excess use of the A/C.
  10. Ensure that your A/C and heat ventilations remain unblocked at all times.
  11. Programmable thermostats help you maintain a comfortable environment at home.
  12. Replace your A/C unit if it’s more than 15 years old.
  13. Most appliances are built with energy saving technology. Replace any household item that may be older than 10 years to make use of such advancement.
  14. Your water heater should not exceed 120°.
  15. Try to empty your water heater regularly—every 120 days or less—to avoid sediment.
  16. Do not overload your dishwasher. By doing so, you will waste  both water and electricity.
  17. When washing clothes, use cold water as often as possible.
  18. Set your refrigerator tempurature between 37 and 40 degrees and no less than 5 degrees for your freezer.
  19. Remove any frost build-up from your freezer.
  20. Do not open the refrigerator or freezer unnecessarily. This will cause the fridge to keep itself cool and avoid replacing warm air less often.
  21. Keep your freezer full. By doing so, it will operate much efficiently and use less power to keep it cool.
  22. Clean the condenser coils on the back of your refrigerator as often as possible.
  23. When washing, separate your heavy clothes (i.e. towels, jeans, quilts) from your lighter clothes (i.e. socks, t-shirts, shorts).
  24. Remember to remove any lint build-up from your dryer screen every three or less loads.
  25. Air-dry any items of clothing that you consider possible.
  26. Do not overload your dryer to capacity. Allow some of the air inside to circulate to avoid overheating and excessive use of power.
  27. Computers should be set to sleep whenever they are not in use.
  28. Any other electronic gadgets such as faxes, copiers and printers should be off until you are ready to use them.
  29. When reading, direct a lamp directly on your book instead of brightening the entire room.
  30. Keeping TVs, lamps and other heat-emitting devices away from your thermostat will prevent it from miscalculating the actual room temperature.