5 Ways to Save Energy Without Spending Money

Looking for some ways to save energy without spending any money? Here are five easy, no-cost ways to lower your monthly energy bills.

  1. Turn off your lights. Light makes up about 10% of your electricity consumption. To save energy, turn off lights when you leave a room or when natural daylight is sufficient.
  2. Run full loads. Only run your dishwasher and clothes washer when they are full. Wash your clothes in cold water when you can to save on water heating costs.
  3. Unplug unused electronics. Standby power can account for up to 10% of your annual energy use. Unplug power-draining devices like video game consoles and TVs when they're not in use.
  4. Adjust the thermostat. Adjust temperatures at night or when you're not at home to give your HVAC system a break. It may seem trivial, but changing the temperature by just one degree can save money and energy.
  5. Take shorter showers. Shortening your shower time by just two minutes can save 1,500 gallons of water each year.

Use these no-cost tips to save money while keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. For more ways to save on energy costs, visit Duquesne Light Company’s Watt Choices.


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About Duquesne Light Company

For more than 100 years, Duquesne Light Company has provided safe and reliable electric service to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, our core values of safety, integrity, dependability, equity and community enable us to serve more than 600,000 customers in two counties, including the city of Pittsburgh. We are committed to safely powering our customers’ lives while playing a leading role in our region’s clean energy transition. Our vision is to create a larger-than-light, clean energy future for all by delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In doing so, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier and more equitable community for generations to come.


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