Twelve days of energy savings

1 12 Thermostats
Adjusting
Keep thermostat at 68 degrees or lower if using the fireplace

12 Thermostats adjusting

Set thermostats — If using the fireplace and health permits, set the thermostat to 68°F or lower. For each degree above 68°F, 3-5% more energy is used. Reminder to close the fireplace damper when not in use to prevent cold air from entering. Get a $50 rebate on a qualified smart thermostat.

2 11 LEDs
Glowing
LEDs use 75% less energy

11 LEDs glowing

Use LED lights — Compared to incandescent bulbs, LEDs use 75% less energy and can last up to 20 years! Search and shop for LEDs here.

3 10 Fridges
Cooling
Set refrigerators to 38 degrees

10 Fridges cooling

Set your refrigerators to 38°F — Keeping your refrigerator cool (not cold) minimizes the annual costs of it always running.

4 9 Vents
Clearing
Keep area around vents clear

9 Vents clearing

Clear areas around vents — Blockages, like furniture and carpet, make heating systems work harder and prevent rooms from warming up quickly. Keep areas around vents open to minimize pressure that could cause leaks or cracks in the duct system.

5 8 Outlets
Insulating
insulate outlets and light switches

8 Outlets insulating

Insulate outlets and light switches — Insulating helps prevent drafts in the walls that separate your home and the outdoors. Make this a DIY Project.

6 7 Blinds Opening
Open blinds during the day and close them at night

7 Blinds opening

Let in the sun — Opening blinds during the day captures the heat and provides natural light. Closing them at night reduces chill from cool windows.

7 6 Solar Lights
Illuminating
use solar lights to reduce outdoor lighting costs

6 Solar lights illuminating

Use solar outdoor lights — Reduce outdoor lighting costs without compromising your safety or security.

8 5 Dishwashers
Running
Only run a full dishwasher and use energy saver settings

5 Dishwashers running

Get wise about dish washing — Operate your dishwasher with full loads and air-dry dishes on the energy saver setting. Find out if handwashing dishes uses more energy than a dishwasher here.

9 4 Power Strips
Streamlining
Plug decorations into a power strip and turn off when not in use

4 Power strips streamlining

Plug decorations into power strips — Turn off power strips when lights and decorations are not in use.

10 3 ENERGY
STARĀ® Savings
Buy ENERGY STAR products

3 ENERGY STAR® savings

Buy ENERGY STAR products — Save up to 65% more energy with ENERGY STAR appliances and devices. Visit PG&E's Marketplace to search and compare products.

11 2 Water Heaters
Heating
Use vacation mode on water heaters when away for a few days

2 Water heaters heating

Turn off your water heater — When away, turn off the water heater or set its thermostat to "vacation mode" when planning to be away for a few days.

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