11. Hang your clothes in the sunlight to dry.
12. If you do use the dryer, clean the lint trap with every load. This improves circulation and can help you save around $30 a year.5
13. Use smaller appliances to cook with, like the microwave or crock pot, or grill outdoors.
14. Only use the oven to meal prep food for the week to avoid heating it up multiple times.
15. Set your fridge between 35° and 38°. And set your freezer to 0°.
16. Adjust your water heater from 140° to 120°. This can help you save up to $60 a year.6
17. Many appliances and electronics drain energy just by being plugged in. Unplug devices that you aren’t using or that are sufficiently charged.
18. Make sure you’re using LED lights. They use up to 80% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.7
19. Turn off lights before leaving a room.
20. Cut back plants that are within 3 feet of your AC unit, so they don’t compromise airflow or efficiency.