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.