Save Water

  • Every time you use cold water instead of hot, you save energy and money.
  • A dripping faucet is more than annoying... it's expensive. Report leaky faucets to save on your water bill.
  • Leaks inside the toilet can waste up to 300 gallons of water a day. Toilet leaks can be detected by adding a few drops of food coloring to water in the toilet tank. If the colored water appears in the bowl, the toilet is leaking.
  • Do not let the faucet flow while brushing your teeth. Use a glass of water for rinsing teeth.
  • Take showers instead of baths to save about 1000 gallons per month.
  • Wait until your dishwasher is full before using it.
  • Wait until you have a full load of laundry before running the machine to save both water and energy.
  • Refrigerate a bottle of drinking water instead of letting a faucet flow until the water is cold enough to drink.
  • Cut down on the amount of rinsing you do before loading the dishwasher. Most modern dishwashers do an excellent job of cleaning dishes, pots, and pans all by themselves.
  • Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Rinse them in a filled sink or pan. This can save 150 to 250 gallons a month.

Save Energy

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  • Save electricity by plugging electronics into a power strip that can be turned off when your electronics are not in use.
  • Unplug cell phone chargers and appliances when not in use.
  • Use smaller lamps over work areas so work can be done without lighting the whole room.
  • When using a clothes dryer, wait until you have a full load.
  • Clean the lint filter thoroughly after each load. A clogged filter restricts the flow of air and reduces the performance of the dryer.
  • Turn your computer off when not in use. Most experts agree that turning your computer on and off will have no significant effect on their operation or life.
  • Use a laptop. A typical desktop computer consumes about 10 times the power as most laptop computers.
  • Set your thermostats at 78° F in the summer and 68° F in the winter and leave them there. You can immediately realize a 3% to 5% decrease in energy use for every degree you adjust the thermostat.
  • In the winter, open curtains and shades to let the sun warm your home naturally.
  • During the winter dress warmly, even indoors. This will allow you to set your thermostat a few degrees lower and still stay comfortable.
  • Avoid using appliances that give off a lot of heat during hot summer days.