Energy Saving Tips
To save energy you can take into consideration the following tips that will help you save on your next energy bill.
- Purchase energy-efficient products.
- Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than your microwave. It uses two-thirds less energy than your stove.
- Having lots of food in your fridge keeps it from warming up too fast when the door is open. So your fridge doesn’t have to work as hard to stay cool.
- A dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand. Then let dishes air-dry to save even more!
- Do your laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting for washing your clothes. Always use cold water to rinse clothes.
- Line dry clothes whenever you can.
- When you need to use the dryer, run full loads, use the moisture-sensing setting, and clean the clothes dryer lint trap after each use.
- Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use.
- Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren’t in use-most new electronics use electricity even when switched “off.” Turn computers and printers off at the power strip.
- Install patio covers, awnings, and solar window screens to shade your home from the sun. For additional future savings, use strategically planted trees, shrubs and vines to shade your home.
- Solar control window films applied to existing glass in windows and doors is an effective method to reduce peak demand during hot months and conserve energy anytime air conditioning might be required.
Tips for a Good Use of Energy
To have a good installation that provides an efficient use of energy in your home we recommend the following safety tips and guidelines.
- Always switch off breakers or unplug appliances being repaired.
- Electrical tape and connectors must be used to properly insulate wires.
- Never make repairs to weather heads unless disconnected by RECO.
- RECO’s wires are 17 feet above ground. Always check the height of any equipment you may be transporting.
- Never pick fruit from trees with wires passing through them. Call RECO for possible rerouting of lines or trimming of trees.
- Never fly kites near lines. Should the kite make contact with lines, do not attempt to pull it free and contact RECO immediately.
- Always check for correct voltage to equipment before energizing.
- Crane and backhoe operators should always be alert when working in close proximity of low, overhead wires.
- Avoid leaving extension cords outside for long periods. Never overload cords beyond rating.
- If there is always doubt about wires or electrical appliances, call an electrician.
For more information, please contact our Customer Service Department.