Energy Champion

To help you manage your energy costs during this time, we have the following
downloadable PDFs available:

Home Energy Tips   Work From Home Tips   Condo & Apartment Tips


  • Purchase an ENERGY STAR® when buying a new refrigerator or freezer.
  • Don’t set the temperature colder than necessary. Set the refrigerator temperature between 36 F and 42 F. Set the freezer control between -5 F and +6 F.
  • Clean the unit. Clean dust off the coils or filters.
  • Check the rubber seals on the door.
  • Peeking wastes energy. Keep your food cold and fresh by limiting opening the fridge.

Appliance Rebates

Water Heater

  • Purchase an energy-efficient model.
  • Set the heater to 120 F.
  • Repair any dripping faucets promptly.
  • Install water saving devices. Use low-flow showerheads and aerators on faucets.

Appliance Rebates

Oven or Stove

  • Reduce the heat. A fast boil doesn’t cook faster than a slow boil, but it does use more energy.
  • Don’t peek in the oven. Every time you peek, the temperature drops 25 F & requires additional energy to bring the temperature back up.
  • Use retained heat. Turn off cook tops or ovens a few minutes before food has completed cooking.
  • Put a lid on it. Cook food and boil water in a covered container.


Shorten your showers by just two minutes. Each shower could save you up to 233 kWh and $56 per year per person in your household. Plus, you’ll save on your water bill too.

Water Heater Rebates


  • Air drying dishes instead of using the heated dryer setting on your dishwasher can save you 110 kWh and $23 per year. Wash only full loads of dishes.
  • Fix a leaky faucet. You can save $9 a year on a leaky faucet that drips one hot water drop per second.


  • Replace old bulbs with LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes).
  • Use motion-detecting switches on outdoor lighting.

Lighting Rebate

Cooling your Home

  • Use fans instead of air conditioners. Even if you use your air conditioner, use fans to circulate cold air and save energy and money
  • Check to see that windows and doors are closed when cooling your home.
  • Cooking outdoors can reduce heat in your home saving you on cooling. Your AC won’t have to work so hard.
  • Set your AC to energy saving mode so it shuts off automatically when your home temperature has cooled sufficiently.

HVAC Rebates

Clothes Washers & Dryers

  • Wash full load of clothes in cold water.
  • Hang clothes instead of using the dryer.

Appliance Rebates


Appliance Rebates

  • Electronic items like computers, printers, DVD players, camera battery chargers, AC adapters and cell phone chargers all use standby power when not in use. By connecting these devices to a power strip to turn these items off, you can save 50 kWh and $10.50 per year.
  • Use your TV remote automatic controls for brightness to reduce energy use by up to 30%.
  • Make the switch to ENERGY STAR® certified products to save energy, save money and protect the climate.