Tips and Hints


Saving Energy means Saving Money.

Saving on your monthly electric bill and reducing the amount of electricity you consume doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money or being a home improvement expert.  Here are the most common things you can do to help lower your energy costs:

Lighting

  • Replace incandescent lights with Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
    (you can even get a rebate from Arrowhead Electric!)
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Use an outdoor photocell or motion sensor with outdoor flood and yard lights
  • If applicable to your home, use electronic ballasts with T8, 32 watt lights

Space Heating

  • Keep your thermostat set no higher than 68 degrees in the winter time.
  • If you have a forced air system be sure to change the furnace filters as reccomended by the manufacturer.
  • Ensure your windows are closed tightly and locked.
  • Install door sweeps to prevent cold winter air from entering your home
  • At night, close drapes and shades.  During sunny days, open them.

Water Heating

  • Set your water heater no higher than 120 degrees F.
  • Install low flow shower and faucet heads (this will reduce the amount your well pump must run too).
  • Fix dripping faucets.
  • Don’t let the water run while brushing teeth, shaving, or doing dishes.
  • Insulate any exposed hot water lines.

For a more comprehensive list of money saving tips visit our partners at Touchstone Energy.