Georgia Power offers Top 10 Energy-Saving Tips
As high temperatures in Georgia continue in the 90s, Georgia Power offers its top 10 tips to help customers keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills. As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, the company has made it easy to find energy efficiency solutions and advice at www.GeorgiaPower.com. 1) Set your programmable thermostat to 78°F in the summer and 68°F in the winter, for energy-efficient results. Also utilizing your ceiling fan can make your space feel 5°F cooler, keeping you comfortable and relaxed. 2) Change standard air filters once a month, or pleated filters once every three months, to help your system run more efficiently. 3) Caulk and weather-strip around your windows and doors. If the caulking is cracked, or the weather-stripping is damaged or peeling, replace the old material. 4) Turn off lights when they’re not in use. To help you remember, try leaving eye-catching reminders next to light switches and doorways. 5) Use a smart power strip or unplug electronics when they are not in use to save money and energy. 6) Look for an ENERGY STAR® label when purchasing new appliances and electronics to save on your energy bill. 7) Keep air vents clear of obstruction to help your heating and cooling system operate more efficiently. 8) Replace your current incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. ENERGY STAR-certified LED light bulbs consume up to 75% less energy than conventional incandescent lights, helping you save money and resources. 9) Wash full loads of clothes with cold water and avoid over-drying. Also, clean the lint trap before every load. 10) Set your water heater’s temperature to 120°F in unconditioned spaces and wrap your electric water heater with an insulated blanket for additional savings. Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com.