Small Changes to Save Money

Small changes can help you save energy and money.  Try these today!

  • Turn to task lighting to save energy. Rather than switching on overhead lights, use small table and floor lamps with energy-saving bulbs to illuminate areas in a room where you’re working.
  • Whenever you have your air conditioner or furnace running, remember to shut your windows and exterior doors. Leaving these open allows energy to escape from your home—and money to disappear from your wallet.
  • Washing your clothes in cold water is a great way to save energy on water heating. But if you must use hot water when doing laundry, make sure you’re washing full loads so that none of that water—and energy—is wasted.
  • Save energy when you aren’t on the computer. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends powering down your monitor if you’ll be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes.