Conserving energy is important to everyone. Not only does energy conservation save consumers and businesses money, but it also saves precious resources for future use.
Saving energy is much easier than many people think. Insulating homes and commercial buildings, changing to double pane windows, and lowering or raising the setting on the thermostat by just a few degrees has a significant impact on energy usage. Taking the stairs, not the elevator if possible saves energy and gives some much-needed exercise. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lighting or LED bulbs can save 30-40% of lighting costs. Seal cracks and major air leaks around windows and doors. Having heating and air conditioning systems cleaned and inspected regularly, replacing the filters often. This not only saves energy but also makes the air cleaner. These are just a few things that can save many dollars in utility bills.
Some utility companies will conduct energy inspections free of charge.