If you feel your electric bills are high, here is a list of items you can do to reduce your costs, manage your electric bill and help conserve energy at the same time.

Your Water Heater:

  • Lower your thermostat just one degree. This easy step can save as much as 10% of your heating bill. Long Island Heating
  • Insulate your hot water supply pipes to reduce heat loss.
  • Take showers, not baths and you will save 10 gallons.

In The Kitchen:

  • Keep your refrigerator at 37°- 40° F and your freezer at 5°F.
  • Vacuum the condenser coils about every three months.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes.

In The Laundry Room:

  • Set the washing machine temperature to cold or warm and the rinse temperature to cold.
  • Clean the lint filter after each use, this will help your clothing dry faster.

Lighting in Your Home:

  • Invest in energy-saving LED Lights for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Install dimmer switches and three-way bulbs. They use less energy.


Coffee PotYou should unplug the following after each use to save both energy and money:

  • Coffeemakers
  • Lamps
  • Toasters
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Televisions
  • DVD players and VCRs
  • Modems
  • Cable TV boxes
  • Cordless phones
  • Stereos and radios
  • iPods and electronic gadgets sapping energy from a plug-in transformer
  • Iron
  • Outdoor/Landscape Lighting

DVR and alarm clock should stay plugged in so that your settings are not lost. For more energy savings tips, please visit PSEG .

For more information, please contact Rain Rich at (631) 423-2211 or visit our website at www.rainrich.com. You may also contact us by emailing us at irrigationspecialist@rainrich.com.