1135 St. Croix Trl N
Stillwater, MN 55082-9582
(651) 431-1519

TIPS TO SAVE ENERGY TODAY


Install a programmable thermostat to

keep your house warm in the winter

and cool in the summer.

Lower the thermostat on your hot

water heater to 120°F.

Regularly change (or clean if reusable)

your HVAC filters to not only save

money, but improve your indoor air
quality.

Plug home electronics, such as

computers, monitors, TVs and DVD

players into power strips and turn the

power strips off when the equipment

is not in use. (Even in standby mode,

they still use several watts of power.

Comfort is a function of temperature,

humitdity, and air movement. Moving

air can make a somewhat higher

termperature and/or humidity feel

comfortable. Utilize your home's

ceiling fans or box fans to keep air

moving and save on your energy bills.

Sealing and properly insulating duct

work can help reduce energy costs and

prevent air leakage. This is especially

important when ducts run through

unconditioned spaces (attic, crawl

spaces, etc.).

 

 

Wash only full loads of dishes and

clothes, it uses the same amount of

energy and water.

Upgrading your current HVAC system

with a newer, more efficient model will

help your energy usage. It is also

important that a qualified contractor

properly sizes the equipment and

ductwork. (See our cost calculator on
the home page).

Keep your HVAC system running as

efficiently as possible with annual

preventive maintenance.

Make sure your air conditioning

system has a proper refrigerant charge.

A qualified HVAC technician will check

this as part of your system's routine

maintenance and make any necessary

adjustments.

Take showers instead of baths.

Air dry dishes instead of using your

dishwasher's drying cycle.

 

 

Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving

(speeding, rapid acceleration and

braking) wastes gasoline.

Buy only appliances and products with

the ENERGY STAR® label.

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
(CFLs) with the ENERGY STAR® label.


Use your home's window treatments

(blinds, curtains, etc.) to help control

the sun's effect on your indoor
temperature. Depending on your

home's exposure to sunlight, opening

your window treatments in the winter,
and shutting them in the summer will
let nature do some of the work.

Turn up your humidifier in the winter.
Properly humidified air "feels" warmer
than dry air so you'll be able to turn
your thermostat down a couple of
degrees without affecting your
comfort level.