Making just one small change each week can impact your energy bill.
Want to lower your energy bill? Take our 4-week challenge where small steps add up to big savings! When we all take small steps, it helps the whole cooperative save money and everybody wins!
WEEK 1: CHANGE OUT YOUR AIR FILTERS
When your air filters are dirty, your air conditioning unit doesn’t push as much air through the filter and as a result has to run longer to keep your home cool. Go through your home and replace all of your filters with a clean one so your air conditioner doesn’t have to run as long to cool your home. We recommend replacing your air filters once a month.
WEEK 2: REPLACE YOUR LIGHT BULBS
Did you know that LED light bulbs can last around 50 times longer than a traditional bulb? This week, take out any traditional incandescent light bulbs in your home and replace them with an LED alternative, which uses less energy and you won’t have to replace as often.
WEEK 3: ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT
For the third week of our energy-saving challenge, set your thermostat to 78°F. This will help you save on cooling costs while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat, it’ll be even easier to set a schedule and forget it! We recommend keeping your thermostat set at 78°F in the summer and 68°F in the winter.
WEEK 4: UNPLUG ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT ARE NOT IN USE
Did you know that plugged-in appliances and electronics use energy even when they are turned off? This is known as phantom load and it can be a sneaky cause of a higher electric bill. For your final week of this energy-saving challenge, keep any electronics or appliances unplugged when they are not in use consider using smart power strips to save energy without the hassle of having to turn off each device.