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Five Quick Energy Tips for the New Year

Tips provided by Seattle City Light.


1) Wash in cold whenever possible.Water heating consumes about 90% of the energy it takes to operate a clothes washer. Unless you’re dealing with oily stains, washing in cold water will generally do a good job of cleaning.

2) Major appliances (refrigerators, washers, space heaters, etc) should always be plugged directly into a wall receptacle or outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.

3) Seattle City Light’s Utility Discount Program is a great way to lower bills. With this income-qualified program you can save on your electric bill and also save money on Seattle Public Utilities like water, sewer, and garbage.

4) Do you or a family member have life support equipment requiring electricity to operate? Please enroll in our Life Support Equipment Program so that we are aware of your special needs in the event of an unplanned outage. 

5) Upgrade your dryer. Many new clothes dryers come designed with a moisture sensor, which automatically shuts off the machine when clothes are dry. Not only will this save energy, but it will also save wear and tear on your clothes caused by over-drying.