Feel the Energy (Savings!): Tips for conserving energy

For homeowners who want to save money, reducing home energy consumption is a no-brainer. And getting more efficient? It’s a win-win-win situation. Homeowners save money on electricity, reduce their carbon footprint, and with a little help from PSO, they can cash in on money-saving rebates. Below, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tips to help you conserve energy in every room of your home. We hope you spend that extra cash wisely.

ELECTRONICS

Implementing ENERGY STAR ® fixtures and appliances is one of the most efficient ways of reducing energy costs. ENERGY STAR TVs, for example, use 25% less power on average than regular ones.

LIGHTING

LEDs do more than just look pretty. LED lights use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 50-100 times as long. That’s sure to lighten up your energy bill.

HOME COOLING

Caulking and weatherstripping around doors and windows traps comfy, conditioned air inside your home. Seal it up and stay cozy!

LAUNDRY

Make sure to clean your lint trap regularly. A clogged screen makes your dryer work harder and use up more energy.

HOME HEATING

Have your home’s ductwork inspected annually. Loose or broken ducts are one of the sneakiest wastes of energy, accounting for up to 35% of a home’s energy loss.

HOME OFFICE

Many people don’t realize that most printers stay on 24/7. Be sure to turn them off at night or use the device’s power management settings to save on energy costs.

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