Vacation Energy Savings

Save your money for the trip with these home vacation settings.

Taking a vacation can be costly, so a great way to save some money is to give your electric bills a break, too. There are several things you can do to reduce electricity use but still keep your home running efficiently while you’re away.

  • Unplug some of your household appliances, such as TVs, home entertainment components, computers, microwave, and toasters. Save energy and avoid potential fires.
  • Set your refrigerator setting to 38° F and your freezer to 5° F. Shut off the icemaker. 
  • In cold whether, set your thermostat at 55° F and save from 10 to 30% of your heating costs. In warm weather, shut off the AC or set higher than if you were home. 
  • Turn down the temperature of your water heater on a long trip to the lowest setting. 


Read more vacation energy-saving tips by the Energy Education Council.