Energy Tips

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Use Fluorescent Bulbs

Replace conventional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They last up to 10 times longer and use two-thirds less energy.

Get Unplugged

Most devices in standby mode will continue to use power. Unplug these devices or use a smart strip power strip that senses when appliances are off. It knows when to turn your devices on automatically – saving you time, money, and energy.

Machine Washing

As much as 85% of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heating the water. Using cold water can help to reduce energy cost.

Thermostat Settings

Lowering you thermostat by just one degree can reduce costs by about 4%, by lowing the thermostat just a little you can save on heat and A/C costs. Ceiling fans also help in reducing energy consumption in both the summer and winter months.


Low-flow water fixtures such as showerheads, faucets and toilets reduce water consumption and water heating costs by as much as 50%.

Eat smart

Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in the local economy. Our famers market is located on 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th street every Sunday during the summer months.

Bottled water

Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. It will save you money and also reduce container waste. Use a reusable water bottle when traveling or at work.

Buy smart

Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and reduce packaging waste.

Energy Star

Energy Star-qualified appliances and electronics use far less energy than standard appliances and in addition reduce pollution.


Replacing old single-pane windows with double pane-windows helps reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in the summer. They can also help reduce noise pollution in your home.