Posted on 11/16/2016 11:07 AM By ESD Staff
Now that you’ve turned your water heater temperature down, use an insulating blanket to save even more! This small investment of around $20 prevents heat loss and could save you 10% on your water heating bill.
Posted on 11/7/2016 3:56 PM By ESD Staff
One of the biggest energy uses in the home is water heating. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit – it’s the perfect temperature for showering as well as properly cleaning dishes and clothes without excessive heat or scalding.
Posted on 11/2/2016 9:04 AM By ESD Staff
Happy HallowGREEN! If you haven’t yet borrowed a DIY Home Energy Saving Kit from the City of Sunnyvale, make sure to pick one up to prevent some frightening energy waste. The kit includes a Kill-a-Watt meter that shows how much energy is wasted from “phantom loads,” plugged in appliances that are using energy, even when turned off. Unplugging your appliances can save 10% on your electricity bill!
Posted on 10/25/2016 7:36 AM By ESD Staff
CFL or LED light bulbs use roughly 75% to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and can last years longer! If you haven’t already, switch to CFL or LED bulbs, and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Posted on 10/18/2016 8:17 AM By ESD Staff
One of the best ways to save energy as the weather cools down is to turn down the heat. Turn off your thermostat while you’re at work or out for long periods; that way, you only pay to heat or cool your house while you’re actually there to use it! Better yet, install a programmable thermostat, so you can set a heating schedule, or a smart thermostat, that can sense when you are not home.