The nation's No. 1 wind power provider. http://www.xcelenergy.com
Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Promote your work's Challenge team and help your coworkers save money in their homes.
There are no comments. Be the first!
Please log-in or register to leave a comment.
Xcel Energy Staff ranks 3
out of 153 Business
Are you a member or fan of this team? Let the world know by publishing this team’s widget on your website or blog.
From The Blog
The Energy Challenge E-Newsletter is a great monthly resource with new action items, inspirational stories and answers to your energy questions. Find out about local events, opportunities for savings and what is going on with the Energy Challenge. Sign up today!
© 2009 Center for Energy & Environment · 212 3rd Avenue N, Suite 560 · Minneapolis, MN 55401 · P: (612) 335-5858 · F: (612) 335-5888