At the Exchange, we work hard to conserve as much energy as possible to ensure we’re doing our part in protecting our planet. We treat our facilities as our homes and monitor our energy usage each month.
The Exchange is working with each installation to reduce energy. You can help, too by using little tricks at home like the ones below–you’ll find that you save energy and money!
- Turn off lights and electronics when leaving a room.
- Use a clothesline or drying rack whenever possible as a substitute for your drying machine.
- Set your thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter.
- Use energy-efficient appliances, such as Energy Star appliances sold through the Exchange. These can cut your energy bills by up to 30%.
- Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll save energy and avoid scalding your hands.
- Change air filters regularly and make sure vents are not obstructed.
- Turn off your computer monitor when not in use for more than 20 minutes, and turn off both the CPU and monitor if you’re not going to use your computer for more than 2 hours.
What other ideas do you have to save energy? Post them as a comment below!