Turn down your air conditioning system’s thermostat to 78 degrees F. Turn it down even lower (80) when no one is home for several days.
Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F and reduce hot water use by taking showers and using cold water for laundry whenever possible.
Turn off lights, televisions, and computers when not in use.
Remove and recycle your second refrigerator.
Keep curtains open on the south side of house and closed on the north side during the day.
Clean refrigerator coils and set the temperature at 36 to 39 degrees F. and the freezer at 0 to 5 degrees F.
Make sure fireplace damper is closed when not in use. Don’t send warm or cool air up the chimney.
Match the size of your pot or pan to the size of stove and cover it with a lid when cooking.
Once a year, drain about one gallon of water from your water heater to remove sediment.
Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s heat drying option.