There are plenty of easy ways to be responsible for your power usage and conserve energy in your home. Here are a few of the things you can do to reduce your home’s power usage:

  • Always turn off lights in rooms you are not using
  • Wash your clothes in cold water
  • Set your computer to automatically switch to ‘sleep’ mode when not in use
  • Make better use of natural light
  • Use an electric kettle to boil water rather than the stove
  • Only run the dishwasher when it is full
  • Dry clothes naturally rather than using the dryer
  • Dress appropriately for the seasons, rather than immediately turning to air conditioners or heaters
  • Insulate your roof
  • Set your fridge to 4 or 5 degrees
  • Set your freezer to between -15 and -18 degrees
  • Watch less television
  • Take shorter showers
  • Re-insulate your home
  • Minimise your air-conditioning use
  • Switch appliances off when not in use
  • Use a lamp instead of the main light when you can
  • Use energy-saving bulbs

For more tips on how to reduce power usage in your home, call 804-232-3005!