10 Easy, Quick Ways to Reduce Summer Electricity Costs

Posted: June 12, 2018

With the beginning of summer next week, New Yorkers across the state are bracing themselves for a return of high temperatures and increased electricity usage. For tips on how to save energy and keep costs low this summer, check out our issue brief 10 Easy, Quick Ways to Reduce Summer Electricity Costs and the energy-saving tips below:

1. Rigorously manage air conditioning settings

2. Keep air-conditioning filters clean

3. Use fans whenever possible

4. Close blinds during the day

5. Close vents in unused rooms

6. Keep the freezer full

7. Prepare food with energy use in mind

8. Do loads of wash back to back

9. Use more efficient light bulbs

10. Inspect the refrigerator