A Few More Thoughts on Saving Energy

A Few More Thoughts on Saving Energy and Money

1. Keep all of your windows and doors located near your thermostat closed tightly. If you have a draft of heat or air, that can trigger your system to turn on, subsequently heating or cooling your home un-necessarily.

2. Keep heat sources, like lamps, away from your thermostat. These heat sources can also trigger your system to turn on when it’s not necessary.

3. Use lower watt bulbs where lighting is not critical.

Place floor lamps and hanging lamps in the corners of a room. The reflection of light off of the walls will give you more light.

4. Turn off your outdoor lighting during the day. If you get home from work after dark and want a light on, use a timer or purchase a motion sensor light.

More Energy Saving Tips

Still Even More Energy Saving Tips That Will Save You Money

1. Reduce your water bill by taking showers instead of baths, and by taking short showers. This will reduce the amount of hot water you use. Turn off your water when brushing your teeth.  If you use cold water to rinse clothes when washing, this will also help save energy and money.

2. Only run your dishwasher and your clothes washer when you have a full load. If you have to run a smaller load, adjust the settings to accommodate a smaller load… particularly on your washing machine, this will reduce the amount of water you use per load.

3. Dry one load of clothes immediately after another to minimize heat loss. Take advantage of your dryer being warm and dry a second load of clothes.

4. Air dry your dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s heat cycle.

5. Match the size of the pot or pan you use to accommodate what you’re cooking. If you’re frying up one hamburger you don’t need to use a large skillet. By the same token, use the corresponding burner to your pot or pan. When using a small pot or pan, use a smaller burner.

6. Defrost frozen food in your refrigerator instead of using the microwave. You use less energy, and in my opinion your food will taste better.

7. Keep your freezer full. The more full your freezer is, the less cold air you will lose when you open your freezer’s door. Keep the temperature in your fridge between 36-39 degrees F and your freezer set at 0-5 degrees F.

8. Clean your refrigerator coils on a regular basis to help keep your compressor running effectively.

9. If you want to clean your oven, use the self-cleaning cycle right after you’ve finished baking. That way your oven will have a head start heating up.

10. Reference your appliance manuals. They include these for a reason folks!!! These manuals provide important information that will help you get the most out of your appliances, as well as help you save energy and therefore money.

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

Household Energy Saving Tips

  • Always unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use. If you add the amount of energy these items use, it can add up to as much power as your refrigerator.
  • Install faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads. This will help cut water and heating costs by 50% and save you approximately $300 per year. This will also cut your water use by up to 50%. Imagine cutting the amount of water you use in half!
  • Did you know that by setting your air conditioner 5 degrees higher will save you up to 20% on your cooling costs?
  • Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees or to the “normal” setting when you are home and to the lowest setting when you’re away. Heating water accounts for about 13% of your home’s energy costs.
  • Lower your air conditioning costs by using fans, by keeping windows and doors closed and by closing your blinds and drapes during the day. Most ceiling fans use less energy than a light bulb.
  • When possible, wash your clothing in cold water. About 90% of the energy used in a clothes washer goes to heating the water.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer’s outside vent is clear and clean your lint filter before every dry cycle (or after every load). When shopping for a new drying appliance, look for a dryer with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off when your clothes are dry.
  • Taking advantage of energy deregulation in your state.

Five More Tips To Save You Energy!

Five More Great Energy Saving Tips

1. Have your ductwork inspected and repair any leaks. You’ve caulked and weatherstripped around your windows and doors, but if your duct work is leaking then you’re still going to be paying a higher energy bill. A leak is a leak and you need to make sure that your system is sealed properly as well as your home. If you’re not handy, call a professional… skimping is going to cost you more money in the long run. You want to do it right the first time.

2. Wrap your water heater with insulation or install an insulating blanket. You want your water heater to operate efficiently. This is important especially if you live in a cooler climate.

3. Use power strips for home electronics and turn off power strips when you’re not using your equipment. For that matter, keep all small appliances unplugged as a general rule. It’s best to keep blenders, food processors, toasters and toaster ovens unplugged when you’re not using them. If you have lamps or clocks out for decoration, and not for use, then keep them unplugged. That way you’re not leaking energy.

4. Use your microwave when possible. Microwaves cook faster and they don’t create as much heat as a stove top. Obviously some things just taste better cooked the old fashioned way just be conscientious about what and how you cook.

5. Turn off lights, TV’s and other appliances when you’re not using them. Did you mom ever “nag” you to turn off the lights when you left a room? Well, if you’re now paying your own electricity bill you know why she said that. If you’re home during the day, open your blinds and let the sunshine in. You’ll be surprised at how few lights you might need to turn on during the day. Encourage your kids to play outside or, give them an art project t to do inside, but with the TV off. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what kinds of conversations you’ll have with your kids when they’re not distracted by the television. You’ll save energy and strengthen the lines of communication with your kids!

Ambit Energy Service Now Available in NYSEG Territory

Ambit Energy Launches Service in NYSEG Territory

Deregulation Pioneer Expands Market Share, Gains Access to Additional 1.1 Million Customers

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Ambit Energy, one of the fastest growing Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) in the state, launched electricity and natural gas services in the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) territory today.

“Now that we have expanded our presence in New York, our independent Consultants are able to serve even more people looking to save on energy costs”

“Expanding our presence in New York allows people looking to save on energy costs another valuable option,” said Ambit Energy CEO and co-founder Jere W. Thompson, Jr. “When energy markets deregulate, the consumer wins. We are proud to say that we can now offer almost every customer in the state a lower cost option compared to the incumbent provider.”

With this launch, Ambit Energy will now offer its competitive rates to a market of more than 871,000 electric and 256,000 gas customers – more than 40 percent of upstate New York.

As they have done in other New York market areas such as Con Edison and National Grid, Ambit Energy’s team and independent Consultants will work with customers interested in switching providers, as well as those interested in the business opportunity offered through Ambit Energy.

“Now that we have expanded our presence in New York, our independent Consultants are able to serve even more people looking to save on energy costs,” said Ambit Energy CMO and co-founder Chris Chambless. “As the warmer months approach, we believe this launch is timely and will help New York consumers in the NYSEG territory switch and save.”

As in other New York markets, Ambit Energy will offer a competitive monthly rate and annual savings guarantee.

For information on Ambit Energy’s rates, services or launch into the NYSEG Territory, visit GetAmbitEnergy.com

About Ambit Energy

Ambit Energy, L.P. is a Dallas-based energy provider of electric and natural gas services in deregulated markets across the U.S., including regions of Texas, Illinois and New York. Ambit Energy is one of the finest and most respected energy providers in the industry offering cost-effective and sound choices for today’s energy consumer. For more information on becoming a customer, earning free electricity or joining the Ambit Energy team, visit GetAmbitEnergy.com.

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