More Ways to Save Energy Costs

  • If you’re shopping for new pots and pans, opt for cookware with copper bottoms. These tend to heat up faster, saving you energy.
  • Conserve water by using the minimum amount of water needed when cooking. This also can help you save energy, since it will take less time to heat the water up.
  • Before lighting a fire in your fireplace, inspect the seal on the damper. If it isn’t nice and snug, it could become a source of heat loss.
  • Save water and electricity on water heating by shutting off the shower while you’re washing your hair. Waiting to turn the water back on until you’re ready to rinse could save you as much as 150 gallons each month, according to the Water—Use it Wisely conservation campaign.