“The cheapest unit of energy is the one you don’t see.”
Today, UGI recognizes October 5, 2018 as Energy Efficiency Day, as well as the entire month of October as Energy Awareness Month.
Energy Efficiency refers to a method of reducing energy consumption by using less energy to attain the same amount of useful output. Investing in energy efficiency now can save you energy in the months and years ahead. Check out these fast, easy, and often free ways to reduce your home energy usage, from the UGI Energy Efficiency & Conservation Team:
- Make the switch to LEDs – replace incandescent bulbs at home or at the office.
- Use a power strip for electronics. Unplug it or turn it off when devices are not in use.
- Open blinds and draperies on sunny days. Close them at night to keep cold air out.
- Use caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows to reduce air flow.
- With natural gas heat, set your thermostat to around 58° if you are going to be out for more than a few hours.
Hot Water Tips
- Run full loads of dishes to maximize your water heating efficiency and reduce overall consumption.
- Wash clothes in cold water to save on heating costs.
- If you’re in the market for a new water heater, buy the most energy efficient model. Consider a tankless model to reduce standby storage costs and waste.
- Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models carrying the ENERGY STAR label.
- Clean the lint trap after each use of your dryer to improve air circulation and increase the efficiency of your gas dryer.
- Use an energy efficient dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand typically uses more water and energy than using a dishwasher.
Save energy. Save money. Pledge to cut waste for National Energy Efficiency Day and throughout the month of October! For more energy saving tips, visit www.ugi.com/saveenergy.