All Comfort Services Go Green Electrical
Beyond turning off lights when not needed, there are many things you can do to conserve natural resources and significantly reduce your utility bills—some of them you might never think of. Among them:
- Unplug electronics that have a standby setting, as they use current even when ostensibly turned off.
- Unplug AC wall adaptors when devices are fully charged or not in use. This can be easily accomplished by using a “power strip” equipped with an on/off switch. Or replace them with solar-powered chargers where possible.
- Replace conventional light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs.
- Keep your refrigerator no colder than 35°-to-38° F and your freezer no colder than 0° F. Keep both fully stocked as they use more energy when empty.
- Hang clothing to dry when possible rather than use your electric dryer.
- Use in-room, ceiling, or whole-house fans to move air throughout the house. This reduces the need for air conditioning, which is more expensive to operate than are the fans.
- Wrap your electric water tank in an insulating blanket.
- Feel around the edges of your doors to the outside. If cool air is escaping, replace the insulation.