Water & Energy Saving Tips

Here are 10 tips to conserve energy in your home this summer. Click on the links to see rebates and incentives we offer to help offset purchase costs and make your home more energy and water efficient.

  1. Set your AC to 78°F and install a smart thermostat to save on your cooling costs. Install and receive a $50 rebate. Click here for details.
  2. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands.
  3. Use power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use.
  4. Turn off lights when you leave the room and replace old, energy-draining light bulbs. Click here to see new, improved and more energy efficient models. 
  5. Only run full loads of clothes and wash in cold water. Apply for clothes washer rebates through SoCal Water Smart.
  6. Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle or purchase and install an ENERGY STAR* Certified dishwasher and apply for a rebate. 
  7. Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads. Request a Home Utility Checkup and receive free energy and water saving devices. Click here for details. 
  8. Clean and change filters regularly and receive a rebate for an AC Tune-Up.
  9. Bolster your windows. Use window shades and add window film to help insulate your home. Receive a rebate for certified window film projects.
  10. Rather than use your AC, purchase and install ceiling fans or whole house fans. Receive a rebate for qualified models. 

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  • Schedule a Home Utility Check-Up. This free personalized analysis of your home’s air conditioning, lighting, appliance use and building envelope will help you identify simple steps you can take to be more efficient. The service technician will also provide you with free, high-efficiency LED bulbs so you can start saving energy right away.
  • Perform a tune-up on your air conditioning unit. Your A/C system should be checked annually to operate efficiently, and Anaheim Utilities will help with a $75 rebate (up to $100 for those who meet income-qualified guidelines). Simply hire your own licensed A/C contractor to complete a diagnostic evaluation that ensures your system has correct refrigerant charge, air flow, clean coils and filters and preserves your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Upgrade to an energy-saving alternative  Choose from a selection of alternatives to help you stay cool this summer, now with increased rebate levels. Measures are required to meet high-efficiency guidelines, such as ENERGY STAR ratings, that may improve their performance by as much as 20 percent. 
  • Recycle your old refrigerator/freezer In many households the refrigerator can be the biggest energy guzzler. Not only will you receive $50 for recycling your spare, you’ll also lower your utility bill.

Other Valuable Resources



Status Report Energy Efficiency SB-1037
Public Benefits Programs Qualified Contractors List
All program rebates and incentives are subject to available funds.



Public Benefits Programs Qualified Contractors List
All program rebates and incentives are subject to available funds.
Energy Saving
Rebates and Incentives
Anaheim Public Utilities currently offers more than 45 rebates and incentive programs that assist Anaheim businesses, residents and income-qualified customers save water, energy and money. Whether you are making capital improvements, replacing inefficient equipment or looking for free services on ways to save, we have a program that’s right for you! Learn more...

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