In Every Room


  • Change incandescent light bulbs to CFLs or LEDs
  • Use only CFLs or LEDs designated dimmable bulbs in dimmable fixtures
  • Use occupancy sensors and timers
  • Replace several small bulbs with one large bulb
  • Decorate wall surfaces with light, reflective colors
  • Keep fixtures and covers clean

Vampire Appliances

  • Unplug when not in use and especially when you’re on vacation


  • Put all electronics on a Smart Strip; turn off when not in use
  • Turn off your computers overnight
  • Put entertainment equipment (TV, DVD player, speakers, game stations, etc. ) on Smart Strips.

Electric Heaters

  • Limit use. One 1,200-watt electric heater costs 28¢ per hour to run.