Friday, May 31, 2013


Quick Tips to Save Energy with the Summer HEAT!

1.  Use Energy Star ceiling fans to stay cool even while you raise the air conditioner settings.

2.  Clean or replace your air conditioner air filters.  Increase efficiency and extend the life of your equipment.

3.  Turn off electric devices that are not in use.  It will decrease the heat in your home and save electricity. 

4.  Be sure to program your thermostat to run comfortably when you are home, rather than all day. 

5.  Contact BrightHome for an Energy Audit today to learn how insulation can help your cooling bills!    

6.  Drink plenty of water to hydrate and keep you cool!      

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reduce the heat

When it's this hot outside, reduce the heat. Begin cooking on a higher heat setting until liquid begins to boil. Then, lower the temperature and simmer the food until fully cooked. A fast boil doesn’t cook faster than a slow boil, but it does use more energy.

Energy Tip of the Week ^

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stay away from heat!

Stay away from direct heat. Place the refrigerator or freezer away from direct sunlight and other heat sources such as ovens or ranges. Heat will cause the unit to use more energy to stay cold.

Energy Tip of the Week ^

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Defrost Unit Regularly

Defrost a manual-defrost unit regularly. Frost makes your unit work harder and wastes energy. Don’t allow more than one-quarter inch of frost to build up.

Energy Tip of the Week ^

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Refrigerator Temperatures

We know it's hot out there, but don’t set the temperature colder than necessary. Set the refrigerator temperature between 36° F and 42° F. Set the freezer control so the temperature is between -5° F and +6° F. A small thermometer placed in the refrigerator or freezer will help you set it correctly.

Energy Tip of the Week

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Run Cold Water

Run cold water for disposal. Hot water requires energy to warm the water. Cold water saves energy and solidifies grease, moving it more easily through the garbage disposal and pipes.

Energy Saving Tip of the Week

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Replace Air Filters

Clean or replace air filters! Replace filters on exhaust hoods, humidifiers, vacuums, etc. Clogged filters impair performance and cause the units to run longer.

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