Energy Tips

It is our belief that we should be providing all relevant information in regards to lowering your bill.  Even if you aren’t ready to go solar yet!
See some of the most common high energy usage appliances and some of the best ways to save money.




Air Conditioner/Heating

  • During heating, use natural light/sun to help keep a warmer internal home temperature.
  • Make sure your A/C & Heater is properly maintained as the unit ages.
  • Install a soft-start on your A/C unit (~$300), this will allow less electricity to be used when starting up.
  • Use a smart thermostat!!  Most thermostats have energy savings modes that can detect when you are not in the home and use lower consumption.
  • Use your ceiling fans!  They help circulate the air to keep the temperature in the home more stable.


  • Use the quick cycle on your dishwasher.
  • Most people wash their dishes prior to running them in a dishwasher cycle.  Only do this for dishes that really need to be scrubbed.
  • Use your sanitize cycle sparingly, heated dry time can use a lot of energy.


  • Only do full loads, but don’t overfill your washer or dryer.
  • Always clean your dryer vent after every use (or before).Having a clogged vent can make the dryer work harder to dry the clothes…especially if they are sensor dryers.
  • Wash in cold cycles if you can.

Water Heater

  • Use hot water sparingly.
  • Showers are more efficient than baths!
  • Washing dishes in warm water (just over 100 degrees) is just as effective as washing in scalding hot water.  Using cold water and soap is nearly as effective as well.
  • Make sure your water heater receives proper maintenance.
  • Purchase a low-usage shower head, they can be extremely effective for using less water while having higher pressure.

Pool Heater

  • Everyone loves a warm pool, but always make sure the heater isn’t being used unnecessarily.
  • Lowering the temperature by just a few degrees can have major positive impacts on your savings.


  • Consider buying a robot vacuum, they can vacuum more often and they don’t use nearly as much energy charging as it would take to vacuum your home.  They also give you additional free time!

Blow Dryer

  • We know it doesn’t take long to dry hair, but consider how much the hair dryer is being used daily and by how many people.  Some homes can use their blow dryer up to 3-4x a day, that equates to up to 100x a month.