Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.
Use power-management software on your computer.
Close curtains and shades during the summer to keep your home cooler.
Close fireplace damper and doors when not in use.
Lower water-heater temperature to the lowest comfortable setting.
Wash clothes in cold or warm water and rinse in cold water.
Wash full loads of clothes.
When washing smaller loads, select appropriate water level setting.
Dry clothes on a clothesline.
Clean dryer lint filter after every load.
Make sure dryer vent pipe is not kinked or blocked.
Run dishwasher only when full; select 'energy saver' cycle on energy-efficient models.
Use microwave oven for warming, reheating or cooking food.
Make sure the air flow around your refrigerator is not obstructed.
Check temperatures in your refrigerator (recommended 38-40 degrees Fahrenheit) and freezer (recommended 0 degrees Fahrenheit); adjust as needed.
Recycle a second refrigerator or freezer through Utilities' refrigerator/freezer recycling program.
Keep water beds covered (comforters work well).
Change your hot tub setting to "economy mode".
Borrow an "appliance meter" from Utilities to learn how appliances use electricity.
Open windows on summer evenings to bring in cool outdoor air.
For more information, contact Utilities.