Save Energy

Here are 10 ways to conserve energy in your home this winter.

  1. Use LED holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays and set lights on timers.
  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. Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Keeping the damper open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney.
  4. Schedule service for your heating system. Clean or change air filters regularly.
  5. Add caulk or weather-stripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.
  6. Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
  7. Turn lights off when you leave the room.
  8. Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads.
  9. Only run full loads of clothes or dishes.
  10. Set your heater to 68°F on cold days.

Spring and Summer
Get your home ready for rising temperatures

  • 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.
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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