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Power Down While Away

Posted on 06-24-2024

As summer approaches, many of us eagerly plan vacations to unwind and recharge.  Yet, amidst the excitement, it's essential to consider ways to save on your energy bill while your home is unoccupied. Implementing a few simple strategies can make a significant difference:

First, adjust your thermostat appropriately.  Set to a higher degree than usual to conserve energy without compromising on the safety of pets or plants left indoors.

Secondly, unplug electronics and appliances that consume stand-by power.  This includes TVs, charges, kitchen gadgets.  Even when not in use, these devices use energy.

Next, make sure all windows and doors are securely closed to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air coming in.  Close curtains and blinds to help control the indoor temperature.

Lastly, if your home has a programmable thermostat, take advantage of its features to schedule temperature adjustments on your absence and return dates.

By taking these proactive steps, you not only save on energy costs, but you also contribute to a more sustainable lifestlye.  Enjoy your vacation with a peace of mind and a lower energy bill.

Did You Know?

Today the United States is the second largest producer of hydropower - Canada being the largest. There are 75,185 dams in the U.S. but less than 3 percent are used for hydroelectric generation. Between 8 and 12 percent of U.S. electrical generation is produced by hydropower and only about one-fifth of the electricity produced around the world.

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