Easy ways to save

See what steps others are taking to save energy in your area.

Wash clothes with cold water

3,185 people do this
Why?  Washing your clothes uses a lot of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to heat the ... more

Save up to $100 per year

Turn off lights when not needed

2,971 people do this
Why?  An average home's lighting bill accounts for more than 10% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to ... more

Save up to $30 per year

Use natural light during the day

2,813 people do this
Why?  Increase the amount of natural light that enters your home to reduce your need for artificial lighting. Using shutters, horizontal blinds, and skylights, you ... more

Save up to $15 per year

Be smart about dishwashing

2,424 people do this
Why?  Your dishwasher uses a great deal of energy, especially for heating water. There are several steps you can take starting today — with no up-front investment — ... more

Save up to $25 per year

Use computer power-saving modes

2,045 people do this
Why?  Running your computer and monitor constantly throughout the year wastes a significant amount of electricity. However, a computer idling in "sleep" mode uses ... more

Save up to $50 per year

Turn off your computer at night

1,928 people do this
Why?  Turning your computer off at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power management settings. Save even more by ... more

Save up to $50 per year

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