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Energy Smart Newsletter

June 2015

Stay cool and reduce your utility bills
this summer by trying a few of these
energy-saving tips.

 

Turn Up Your Thermostat
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home and 85 degrees when you’re away. You can save 1-3% of your energy cost for each degree the thermostat is set
above 72.

 

Lower Your Water Heater
Water heating can account for
14-25% of your energy consumption. Turn down your water heater to
the warm setting (120°F). You'll
save energy and avoid scalding
your hands.

 

Install a Pool Pump Timer
If you have a pool, slowly reduce the filtration time by 30 minute increments, as long as the water appears clean. You may only need to run the filter six hours a day. Install a timer to control when
the pump cycles on.

tip 

 

By installing a
high-performance showerhead, which uses a gallon of water less per minute, a family could save $135 a year on water and electricity.