With hot weather spikes come bill increases. See how you can take action to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills from rising.
Quick Tips to Save this Summer
According to ENERGY STAR®, cooling accounts for nearly 17% of your annual energy use. During the hottest days, AC use is an even bigger contributor to your bill than average. Taking a few simple steps can have major impacts on your bill.
Tips to reduce your AC use:
Take a look at these energy-saving ideas:
Water heating is typically the third-largest energy expense, accounting for about 14% of energy bills:
Devices that continue to draw power when they appear to be turned off can cost up to $200 a year in wasted energy. Fight this by regularly unplugging your devices, or let a smart power strip do the work for you. The features of advanced power strips make it easier than ever to ensure devices are fully powered down.
Learn more about smart strips equipped with motion sensors, voltage sensitivity controls and master switches, and easily learn which model is right for you.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save up to 30 percent on annual energy costs when sealing air leaks in your home. Inspect and seal around the following areas to maximize savings:
Small, meaningful changes to how we use energy can make a big impact by saving money, helping to preserve Michigan’s natural beauty and improving energy reliability.Learn How to Save
How to Run Your Appliances Efficiently
Your dishwasher uses hot water from your water heater to do its job. To save on water heating:
Cook delicious meals and help lower energy costs by following these suggestions:
Your refrigerator/freezer is one of the biggest energy users in your home. These tips can help you waste less and save more:
Washers and dryers are some of the biggest energy users in the house, so a little extra attention here can prevent your money going down the drain:
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