For information about the economic use of energy, you may also visit the MuniHelps website.
Turn off the air conditioner and any fans before you leave the house, even if you’re going out for a few minutes. It only takes a few minutes to get the house to a comfortable temperature after turning the air conditioner on.
Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These “phantom” loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as stereos, DVD/VCRs, televisions, computers, and kitchen appliances.
Shut the drapes or blinds during the hottest time of the day or when you’re leaving for work in the morning.