Energy consumption spikes during winter months as we spend more time indoors and heating systems work overtime. You can help reduce demand and strain on the electric grid by conserving during peak energy times. Reducing energy use will also help lower your energy bills.
Unplug When Possible
Turn off unnecessary lights and electronics when you aren't using them.
Maintain Heating Equipment
Maintain your heating system by replacing dirty, clogged filters and scheduling an annual inspection for necessary maintenance.
Eliminate Drafts & Air Leaks
Seal air leaks and drafts around windows and exterior doors.
Use Appliances When Energy Demand is Lower
Run large appliances like clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers early in the morning or before you go to bed.
Lower the Thermostat
Home heating accounts for a large portion of energy consumption. Adjust your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting (68 degrees or lower).