Energy Efficiency Tips


Replace your HVAC Air Filter

As a general rule of thumb, replace your filter every 90 days or at the change of every season.


Microwaves use a lot of power, but less than your electric stove for small jobs like warming a meal. Use electric pans, toaster ovens, or convection ovens for small meals instead of the big stove or oven. A toaster or convection oven uses one-third to one-half as much energy as its full-sized cousin.

Love Your Lids

Did you know that covering your pans when you cook uses 60 percent less energy than cooking without lids? Covering your pot allows you to lower the temperature while cooking your food more quickly and evenly.

Dial Back Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher uses the most power of any appliance in your home. Load it fully before washing and skip the drying cycle.

Unplug It

Every appliance draws power, even when not in use. Unplug appliances when you are done using them. Consider putting your microwave, electric kettle, toaster oven, and other small appliances on shared power strips to turn them off easily.

Check your batteries in your smoke detectors, check your ceiling fans to make sure they are going the right direction and then change your furnace filters.