- Install a low-flow showerhead.
- Install foam gaskets behind outlet & switch-plate covers.
- Put rugs on cold floors
- Install and properly use a programmable thermostat
- Switch from incandescent and/or halogen bulbs to LEDs.
- Buy surge protector strips for your appliances, so you can turn off several at once, while protecting them from surges.
- Install a low-flow showerhead and save up to 15% of your home’s water use
- Air seal your home against energy draining drafts.
- Fix any leaks in your pipes and faucets
- Swap your incandescent holiday lights for LED holiday lights.
- Replace incandescent nightlights with LED or luminescent models
- Use ceiling fans to save energy year round
- Install automatic lighting controls in your home
- Make sure your heating system is properly maintained
- Insulate your hot water pipes to minimize heat loss
- Improve the efficiency of your swimming pool/spa/hot tub
- Consider swapping your desktop computer for a laptop model. Laptops can use 90% less energy than a desktop
Source Material: Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program at the NW Energy Efficiency Alliance. January 2003