Act Now: Energy Efficiency
Dry Wisely. Clothes dryers use more energy on average than any other appliance, even your refrigerator. Follow a few simple tips on how to dry your clothes wisely and you can save money and extend the life of your clothes.
Switch to CFLs or LEDs. Replacing just five incandescent light bulbs can save $60 or more per year in electricity costs! Upgrading to CFLs or LEDs is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money.
Turn Stuff Off.The simple act of turning the lights and electronics off when not in use really pays off. Learn when to turn off your lights and electronics for maximum benefit.
Consider Solar. Rely more on the sun and less on the grid! The Solar Beaverton program can help you with options to install solar at your home, utilizing a package of local, state and federal incentives. More information at BeavertonOregon.gov/solar.
Install Programmable Thermostat. One of the easiest ways to save on energy costs is to lower your thermostat or AC settings when you’re not home. A programmable thermostat makes this easy and can save up to 15 percent on your home heating and cooling bill.
Weatherize Your Home. One of the most cost effective energy saving measures is to seal air leaks in your home. You can save from 5 to 15 percent of your home heating and cooling by simply plugging holes. And you can usually do it yourself for just a few dollars in supplies.