Quick Tips to Save Energy at Home
Switch to LED lighting.
Swap out CFL and fluorescent light bulbs for Energy Star LED lighting. LED lights last longer than ordinary bulbs AND they use less energy.
Do a home energy audit.
Have one of our experts analyze what items in your home use the most energy, and give you tips on how to decrease your energy consumption.
Set your thermostat back.
Setting your thermostat back even a few degrees, especially when you are gone for the day, can save you energy on your energy bill.
Use Energy Star appliances.
Out shopping for a new clothes washer, dishwasher, clothes washer, or freezer? Got an appliance from 25+ years ago that no longer runs? Buy a new appliance with the Energy Star logo on them that are certified to save energy. In addition, check with your local cooperative to see if any rebates are available.
Check your furnace filter.
Not replacing your furnace filter regularly can reduce the air flow and output of your system, making it work harder and use more electricity.
Weatherize windows and doors.
Weatherstripping and caulking windows and doors are an inexpensive way to reduce cold drafts in the winter and cool air escaping in the summer to save money on your energy bills.
Unplug unused appliances.
Many appliances use energy whether they are plugged in or not. This is also known as phantom energy. Save some green by unplugging any appliances that aren't in use.
Want more information?
Iowa Choice Renewables can perform an energy assessment to see what items use the most electricity in your home and offer advice on ways to be more energy efficient in your home.
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