Electricity and Gas for the World!

Certainly, as IDT Energy and any other energy service company will explain, there are many clever ways that you can save on your electric bill.  If you are careful, you can reduce electricity use in the home and reduce your energy bills.  While the savings may not be drastic – every little bit counts and helps with the overall budget.

Here are a number of quick tips for reducing your energy usage in the home.  Certainly, within each of these categories, there are more specific details and recommendations that can help you even more.

* Appliances and Electronics – Purchase products with an energy-efficient rating and make sure to turn products off when not in use.

* Lighting – Try to add more natural lighting options to the home including windows, skylights and more.  Purchase energy-efficient light fixtures with the Energy Star label and use energy-efficient light bulbs.

* Heating and Cooling – Add ceiling fans in as many rooms as possible. These help to circulate air and to keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Make sure you have proper insulation and air seals in the home.  Select an energy-efficient heating system that doesn’t use electricity.

* Water Heating – Purchase an energy-efficient electric water heater and make sure to operate it as efficiently as possible.  Or, you might want to select an energy-efficient water heater that doesn’t require electricity to operate.

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