Expert Advice on Saving Energy

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From tweaking thermostats to adjusting laundry habits to taking advantage of your smart devices, our Energy Expert has hot tips to help you save energy in your home.  

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  1. Valerie Schend said:

    You never fail to inspire me

    at 2:31 pm on June 10, 2021
  2. Angel said:

    Love these tips! I have been doing a lot of these in my daily life, like always washing my laundry on cold and air drying. Saving energy is so easy, and having a low energy bill is so satisfying!

    at 2:55 pm on June 10, 2021
  3. Joan Bazan said:

    I have noticed how much time the deer balls have cut down on the dying time of clothes by almost half the time.. we just replaced our 17 year old dishwasher too, and what a difference that has made on electric and water.

    at 3:16 pm on June 10, 2021
  4. Deborah Laurel said:

    This was very useful. I’m doing many of these things but there are a few more I can do. Thanks!

    at 3:30 pm on June 10, 2021
  5. James Monroe said:

    I use a smart thermostat to automatically change the temps for nighttime and when away!

    at 3:32 pm on June 10, 2021
  6. Jayne Mullins said:

    Easy tips and most I have used for…decades. I also bought into MG&E’s shared solar program and my bill went down a few dollars a month.

    at 3:43 pm on June 10, 2021
  7. AR said:

    I find my family doesn’t mind if reduce the hot water temperature even more during the summer months.

    at 3:47 pm on June 10, 2021
  8. Allon Ben-Ami said:

    Some great tips. Would like to see one on solar advantages adding to your house

    at 4:07 pm on June 10, 2021
  9. Andrew Kessler said:

    Hard not to do small laundry loads if you are athletic and exercise a lot.
    All those clothes have special washing instructions.

    at 4:45 pm on June 10, 2021
  10. Kaye Ketterer said:

    While I didn’t learn anything new in this video, it was a great reminder of how to save energy! My favorite tip is to do your laundry in COLD water.
    Somehow I think people believe clothes, especially white clothes, will only get clean in hot water.
    Our washers today are more efficient and I don’t think we get our clothes that dirty!

    at 7:05 pm on June 10, 2021
  11. Kaye Ketterer said:

    Although I didn’t learn any new informations in this video, it was a great reminder of how to save energy. I especially liked the tip to wash your clothes in cold water. I don’t think they get any cleaner in hot water!
    Good tips to share!

    at 8:05 pm on June 10, 2021
  12. Stuart Utley said:

    Very good tips, all of which I’ve been doing for years except for the dryer balls. I had vaguely heard of them, but didn’t realize they had an energy efficiency benefit.
    I looked them up online and learned that they’re wool or plastic spherical laundry devices in tumbling clothes dryers used as an alternative to fabric softener, reducing static electricity or softening clothing, or to accelerate the drying process.
    They help prevent laundry from clumping together in the dryer by tumbling between layers and separating fabric. This action allows warm air to circulate better which can even help reduce drying time. The movement of the dryer balls against fabrics can also help fight wrinkles, prevent static and soften clothes!

    at 10:42 pm on June 13, 2021
  13. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes said:

    Reassuring to know I have been doing all the major tips already. Of course, I go one step further and rarely run our AC. Running window fans at night to bring cooler air in, then closing up windows and drawing curtains keeps the house cool all day.

    at 12:46 am on June 14, 2021
  14. steve allison said:

    all great ideas. thanks.

    at 11:05 am on June 15, 2021
  15. Michelle Buerger said:

    I like using LED bulbs, but I wish they weren’t so expensive.

    at 11:22 am on June 20, 2021
  16. Danny Andersen said:

    Good suggestions about energy savings. I had not considered the power strip idea. It appeared the power strip in the video could shut itself off at certain hours to save energy of the devices plugged into it, correct?

    at 4:32 pm on July 12, 2021

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