Energy Conservation Tips

This graphic shows the amount each category of energy use contributes to a typical Colorado household’s annual energy bill.

See the tips below to find out how to conserve energy in each of the usage categories.

Heating & Cooling Conservation Tips

Winter Tips

  • Turn down 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 fan to circulate air
  • Electronics, Appliances & Lighting Conservation Tips

    Make these Quick Adjustments

  • Set sleep mode on electronics (found in settings menu)
  • Unplug appliances and displays when not in use
  • Set fridge temp to 36-39°F and freezer to 0-5°F
  • If your knob has numbers labeled 1-5, set fridge to 3; if labeled 1-9, set to 4. The higher the number, the colder the fridge.

    Water Heating Conservation Tips

    Adjust & Save

  • Turn down water heater temperature to 120°F
  • 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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