How to Conserve Energy and Electricity
Adjust light use: turn off lights when you are not in the room and minimizing unnecessarily light bulbs and installing higher watt bulbs.
Let natural light in during the day: open curtains and drapes.
Install energy efficient lightbulbs where less energy is lost to heat. Swap incandescent bulbs for LED
Switch off appliances on standby
Install smart power strips.
Fill up your washing machine and dishwashers before running them.
Wash clothes in cold water.
Dry clothes and dishes outside or air dry.
Upgrade to efficient appliances.
Install a programmable thermostat.
Turn your refrigerator down a little.
Use celling fans instead of air conditioners.
Use doors and curtains to keep out the cold or the sun.
Insulate your water heater
Unplug and defrost your freezer monthly.
Maintain energy insulation
Use area carpets on tiles
Wear slippers and sweaters in the winter.
Use a pressure cooker.
Charge your computers or car at night
wash clothes at night
I live in an apartment, and so there are limited things I can do to save on power and electricity, but I also live downtown, and this means I walk, scoot, or bus to most places and can shop by foot.
Living in a smaller space than most houses, my family also uses less energy.
I stay healthy and fit and do not over use the healthcare system.
I can turn off lights in rooms I am not in . My room has its own thermostat, and I can use blankets instead of turning it up.
I can wear sweaters and slippers when it is cold.