Dishes and Laundry

Wash full loads of laundry.

Wash full loads of dishes in your dishwasher and use the energy saver selections on your dishwasher.

Wash laundry in cold water.


Take shorter, cooler showers.

Install energy efficient shower heads to reduce your hot water usage.

Water Heater

Wrap your water heater with a water heater blanket.

Insulate water pipes coming from the water heater.

Lower your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees or medium.


Locate and fix water leaks.

If you have a swimming pool, install solar heaters to warm the water.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR® water heaters.