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IDT Energy Summer Saving Ideas

IDT Energy suggests watching this video and learning some easy ways to save energy during the hot months of summer.

IDT Energy: Saving Energy Equals Saving Money

It is no secret that there are many good reasons to conserve on the resources which we use. IDT Energy acknowledges that for many people saving money on their monthly expenses has become a priority, and a great place to begin that savings campaign is right inside our own homes.

Electric Lights

  • Remember to turn them off whenever you step out of the room.
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, CFLs, especially in the most frequently used lamps.
  • Use natural light whenever possible.

Hot Water

  • Turn the thermostat down on the hot water heater. There is no need to get scalded when you open the hot water faucet, and lowering the thermostat also makes taking a bath safer, especially if you have children in the house.
  • Buy low-flow shower heads and aerators for your sinks.
  • Turn off the water when soaping up your dishes. Wash with hot water, but rinse in cold water, whenever possible.
  • Fill the dishwasher before using. Running a half-empty dishwasher wastes a lot of water.

Air Conditioner

  • Raise the thermostat to a comfortable coolness. There is no reason to have to wear a sweater inside your house on a hot summer day.
  • Turn off the air conditioner when not at home, or at night when you are asleep.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat which will automatically turn off the ac after you leave the house, at night while you are asleep, and turn on the ac a few minutes before you get home. In this way you will get maximum comfort along with maximum energy savings.