Talk with your household members about your energy savings plan
Talk with your household members and neighbors about how they approach saving energy. This can help you identify additional things you can do in your home to save. You may discover hidden energy costs, figure out how to eliminate them, and learn from each other's good habits.
Step by step:
- Discuss how to run only full loads of dishes and laundry and wash clothes with cold water whenever possible. This may involve setting routines and habits to collect the dishes and clothes and clean them according to a schedule.
- Talk about setting the thermostat to reduce heating and cooling costs when you are away from home. Agree upon the right temperature setting for when you are home as well.
- Remind each other about turning off electronics and lights when they're not in use.
Go the extra mile: Host an energy efficiency house party for your friends and neighbors. Spread the word about rebates and practical energy upgrades