Clean your refrigerator coils to improve the efficiency of your fridge.
Cover pots when boiling to prevent the release of heat.
When possible, wash clothes in cold water. Over 75% of a washing machine's energy is used to heat the water.
Use low-flow showerheads to reduce household water use up to 40%.
Dry laundry on the lowest heat settings; you’ll use less energy and it’s gentler on your clothes.
ENERGY STAR certified products use less energy and water than standard models that meet minimum federal guidelines.
Go outside! Give the appliances in your kitchen a break and fire up the grill.
Open the oven only when necessary. When opened, the temperature is reduced by up to 25%.
Replace your electric water heater with a heat pump water heater for two to three times more eﬃciency.
Unplug your video game devices when you are not playing.
Switch your electronics to energy-saving mode when not in use.
Turn off the monitor if you aren't going to use your PC again for more than 20 minutes.
Use a power strip or electronics timer for your appliances to reduce power usage.
Turn off both the CPU and monitor if you're not going to use your PC for more than 2 hours.
ENERGY STAR-labeled computers use 30%-65% less energy
LED lighting uses about 80–90% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting, produces about 70–90% less heat and can last up to 15 times longer.
Longer days mean more light. Open the curtains and let the sun’s natural light heat your home.
Toward the end of spring, make sure your fan is set to a counterclockwise motion to push cool air down.
Spring cleaning? Recycle that working refrigerator or freezer in your garage or basement!
Remove dust and pollen from indoor air. ENERGY STAR® certified room air purifiers are 40% more energy efficient than standard models.
Take advantage of the warmer weather and line dry your clothes.
Spring clean those refrigerator coils! Reduce the amount of energy your fridge uses by up to 30 percent.
Use low-cost caulk or weatherstripping to keep unwanted air from seeping in.
Water your plants in the morning when it is cooler and evaporation rates are lower.