21 tips: no-cost ways to save electricity
21 small changes can add up to big savings on your bills
The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity. Make these 21 no-cost changes in your home and you could save $500 or more a year, depending on a number of factors including the size of your home.
Now's the time to also join Team Power Smart and start a Reduction Challenge. If you can deliver on most of the 21 changes below, you could reduce your electricity use by 10% over the year and earn a $50 reward.
Fixing a hot water leak in your faucet can save up to $9 per year in energy costs. Learn how to fix that leak.
Promote airflow through your home and block the afternoon sun. You could save you up to $10 (2 fans) or $45 (1 window unit AC) during the summer.
19. Unplug your second fridge
Unplug that second fridge and save up to $55 a year. Freeze plastic jugs of water and use them in a cooler when you need them.