Reducing Your Electricity Use

There are many ways you can reduce electricity use in your home and help reduce your energy bills. Also, if you're interested in using a small renewable energy system to make your own electricity, reducing your electricity loads will help make your system more cost effective.

You can reduce electricity use in your home by focusing on where and how you use electricity in these areas:

Purchase energy-efficient products and operate them efficiently.

Purchase energy-efficient products, operate them efficiently, and incorporate more

into your home using energy-efficient


Purchase energy-efficient electric systems and operate them efficiently. Incorporate

concepts into your home, which include using

. Properly

your home. Select

that doesn't use electricity.

Purchase an energy-efficient electric water heater and

. Or select an

that doesn't use electricity.

To improve the overall energy efficiency of your home, see Home Energy Audits.