Tips to help you save energy at home

  • Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher. Changing the A/C thermostat from 72 to 78 degrees can save up to 12% of your cooling costs. Gain remote control with a smart programmable thermostat.
  • Switch to fans when you can. Use a portable or ceiling fan instead of central A/C when you can comfortably do so.
  • Freshen A/C filters regularly. Clean or replace the filter in your central A/C to help it run more efficiently.
  • Weatherstrip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep conditioned air in and save up to 5% on cooling costs.
  • Block direct sunlight. Close window coverings, or shade exposed windows with solar shade screens, reflective films, awnings or trees.
  • Save water and energy with our no-cost Water and Energy Savings Kit.
  • Choose energy-efficient lighting products such as LEDs and CFLs.
  • Filter your swimming pool for less when you switch to an energy-efficient, variable-speed pool pump and get a rebate.
  • Use a pool or spa cover. Covers can reduce heat loss by up to 90%.
  • Power down equipment. Use power strips or unplug electronics such as DVRs, game consoles and TVs that draw power even when switched off.
  • Target your top opportunities to save energy and money with the online energy management tools you'll find in My Account.
  • Get alerts. Use My Account to set up billing and energy use alerts by voice mail, email or text.
  • View one-minute tip videos for more energy-saving ideas on cooling, weatherization, refrigerators, home electronics, indoor/outdoor lighting and pools.