Energy Awareness Month in October is a time for households and businesses
about their daily routines and consumption habits.
winter just around the corner, customers may see their energy usage increase.
Taking simple steps may minimize that increase.
We recommend that customers evaluate potential changes such as:
and using energy-efficient office equipment and turning off office
machines when not in use.
the computer’s operating system to power down or go into sleep mode when
not in use and avoid using screen savers.
the use of small appliances like space heaters, personal printers and fans
in the office.
electronics into power strips and turning them off when not in use.
a programmable thermostat or energy management system to automatically
manage indoor temperatures.
to ENERGY STAR® certified lighting, appliances and electronics. (See www.energystar.gov/products/certified-products
for more information.)
identify ways to use less and save by using our online Home
Energy Suite tool. Businesses may benefit from the utility’s specialized energy
management programs and services, including energy audits and new construction