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  1. 1. January 2015 Energy Saving Tips: Install a Programmable Thermostat

    Don’t pay for cold or warm air that you aren’t using. By installing and setting a programmable thermostat, you can save money on your energy bills On colder days, lowering your thermostat 10-15 degrees for eight hours while you sleep or go to work can save 5-15 percent a year on heating bills. Although thermostats […]

  2. 2. December 2014 Energy Saving Tips: Deck the Halls More Efficiently with LED Lights, Timers and Power Strips

    When decking your house in holiday lights, use timer controls to lower energy consumption and save money. Timer controls allow you to turn lights on and off at specific times, while staying in the holiday spirit. While you’re at it, light up your home with LED lights. In addition to being sturdier and more resistant […]

  3. 3. November 2014 Energy Saving Tips: Save Energy in the Kitchen

    Between holiday baking and meal preparation, your oven is probably working overtime. Cooking alone accounts for 4.5 percent of your home’s energy use, and when factoring in other kitchen appliances, your kitchen’s energy use can be as high as 15 percent. By taking simple actions in the kitchen, like using the right-sized pots on stove […]

  4. 4. October 2014 Energy Saving Tips: Lower Your Water Heating Costs

    Water heating can account for 14 – 25 percent of the energy consumed in your home. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll not only save energy, you’ll avoid scalding your hands. Find other strategies for energy-efficient water heating by clicking here. Source:

  5. 5. September 2014 Energy Saving Tips: Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Money

    There are many ways to conserve energy and reduce utility bills by simply incorporating energy-wise steps into your activities of daily living and routine chores. Here are a few: Cooking On hot days, avoid using the oven. Instead, consider cooking on the stove, in a microwave oven or catch a little vitamin D and grill […]

  6. 6. December 2015 Energy Saving Tip: Seven Energy Efficient Tips for Your Home While on Vacation

    Vacations are a time when you can relax a bit, forget about the little stresses of life and spend some quality time with your family. However, people are often in such a hurry to pack and get out of town, they forget to prepare their home so that their electricity usage goes down while they […]

  7. 7. Home Energy Tips to Save You Money

    Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Summer is around the corner, and as the temperature gets hotter, there are things you can do to prevent your utility bill from increasing as well. Saving money and saving energy is a win for you and the planet. Know Where to Start […]

  8. 8. May 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Buying Energy Efficient Appliances

    Since March 2014, the Sustainability department has shared easy-to-incorporate, useful energy saving tips with the intent to save you money each month — and hopefully debunk some myths about energy saving along the way. For example, contrary to popular belief, you can purchase a household appliance, such as a stove, dishwasher or dryer, that is […]

  9. 9. March 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Keep Cool and Save Money

    You may enjoy seeing your monthly electricity bill lower as a result of this cooler weather, but soon you’ll long to spend your days lounging near or in a pool — possibly with a cool drink in your hand. And with pool-side afternoons comes the cost of operating a pool, particularly your pool pump — […]

  10. 10. November 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Don’t Let Your Irrigation Become an Irritation

    A Message from Patti Riva, Operations Manager, Energy Education Living in Florida comes with a lot of perks — weekend getaways to some of the world’s greatest theme parks, quick trips to breath-taking beaches, flip-flops all year round and no state tax. After all, rarely do residents retire and move up north. But, no matter how beautiful our […]