Ways to Save: No-Cost & Low-Cost Actions

Outlet Strip

Plugging In

  • Unplug electronics, chargers, etc.
  • Use powerstrips to shut off devices


  • Set refrigerator temperature to 40°F
  • Set freezer temperature to 0°F
Light Bulb

Light Bulbs

  • Switch to LED light bulbs
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room

Washing Machine


  • Wash full loads of laundry
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Air dry laundry

Washing Dishes

  • Wash full loads of dishes
  • Use an energy-saving cycle
  • Air dry dishes

Heat & Cooling

  • Set thermostat to 78°F (summer)
  • Set thermostat to 68°F (winter)
  • Set water heater temperature to 120°F

Did You Know...

Lighting typically represents one-fourth of residential and one-third of commercial electricity use. LED bulbs provide the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs for as little as 25% of the energy use and can last about 10 to even 50 times longer than other types of light bulbs.