Reducing Water and Electricity Use

By: Martine Epperson

Reduce

Reducing Energy Consumption in the House

  • Set your dishwasher on economy mode, uses less water and electricity
  • Keep your freezer full, uses less energy when full
  • Avoid over-drying your clothes, it wastes energy and causes static and wrinkling
  • Turn dishwasher off after the wash cycle, let them air dry
  • Turn off kitchen and bathroom fans immediately after use.
  • Vent your dryer to the outside, to reduce the work load on your air conditioner
  • During the summer, Grill out more ofter. Puts less work on your air conditioner
  • Wash full loads of clothes when possible. When smaller loads are necessary use less water
  • Choose energy efficient appliances
  • Separate wash loads into light and heavy fabrics and use the lowest drying time
  • Hang dress clothing to air dry
  • Always wash with cold water
  • Shorten your shower time
  • Turn off your water heater, if you plan on leaving the house for a few days
  • Check your hot water pipes for dripping leaks
  • Make sure you are washing a full load, if using hot water to do laundry