Energy Conservation Tips

graphic of house shows percentage breakdown of what uses energy in your home

Typical energy used by category for Colorado household’s annual energy bill

Energy saving tips by category

Heating & Cooling Conservation Tips

Winter Tips

  • Turn down the thermostat when away or asleep
  • Open curtains during the day
  • Caulk leaks in windows

Summer Tips

  • Turn A/C down or off when away or asleep
  • Close curtains during the day
  • Use a fan to circulate air

Electronics, Appliances & Lighting Conservation Tips

Make these Quick Adjustments

  • Set sleep mode on electronics (found in the settings menu)
  • Unplug appliances and displays when not in use
  • Set fridge temp to 36-36° and freezer to 0-5°.  If your knob has numbers labeled 1-5, set the fridge to 3; if labeled 1-9, set it to 4. The higher the number, the colder the fridge.

Water Heating Conservation Tips

Adjust & Save

  • Turn down the water heater temperature to 120 °.  If your water heater has a knob, turn it to the ▲ icon.
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Add aerators to sinks to reduce water usage

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