When it comes to saving energy, our motto is that a little goes a long way. That philosophy is why we’ve created a 4-week challenge for our members. By making one small change per week this summer, you can notice a difference in your bill by the end of the month. Join us in this challenge and see how much you can save as a result!
Week 1: Adjust Your Thermostat
For the first week of our challenge, adjust your thermostat to help you save on cooling costs. As a good rule of thumb, we recommend setting it to 78°F during the summer. To help you save even more, use a smart or programmable thermostat to set a schedule for your system. For example, if you’re out during the day for work, adjust your thermostat so it’s not cooling an empty home. Then, have the schedule set to cool down to 78°F shortly before you get home.
Week 2: Change Your Air Filters
Did you know that dirty air filters are a sneaky culprit for higher electricity bills? When your filters are dirty, your system has to work harder to pass cool air through your home. Since your system has to run longer, you’ll end up paying more than you would if your filters were clean. Change out your filters for this week’s challenge and set a reminder to replace them monthly going forward for maximum efficiency.
Week 3: Unplug Unused Devices
The third week of our challenge is a simple task. Take a look around your home and identify any electronic devices or appliances that are plugged in but not in use. This can include things like a laptop or gaming console. Even when these devices are turned off, they can still use electricity, leading to a higher bill. Take the time to unplug them when you’re not using them to help you save.
Week 4: Seal Your Ducts
Leaking or damaged duct work prevents your air conditioned or heated air from getting
to the rooms you want to cool or heat. Instead, the conditioned air leaks out and wastes
electricity. Sealing and insulating ducts can go a long way toward lowering your electricity