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Energy Saving Tips - Residential

Wallingford Electric Division

The Electric Division of the Wallingford Department of Public Utilities offers these programs and suggestions to help you
reduce your electric costs.

 

RESIDENTIAL


The Electric Division provides:

  • Reduced prices to help you switch from light emitting diode lamps (LEDs). Pricing at various Wallingford retail locations is subsidized through a program offered by the Wallingford Electric Division..
  • Home Energy Savings (HES) Program provides access to high quality energy use evaluations along with meaningful energy saving measures.


Your efforts also help:

  • Replace incandescent and compact fluorescent light lamps with LED lamps.
  • Lower thermostats in winter to 68 degrees. Set thermostats at 78 degrees in summer and leave fan on “auto.”
  • Adjust thermostats at night and when away from home.
  • Repair air leaks in walls, windows, ductwork, and insulation.
  • Use Energy Star® appliances that are more efficient and use less energy.
  • Run dishwashers only when full (and don’t pre-wash dishes); use “air-dry” feature.
  • Run clothes washers at correct water level for the amount of clothes. Use cold or warm water instead of hot water.
  • Lower water heater temperature.
  • Keep your freezer full.
  • Turn off or dispose of unused extra refrigerators.
  • Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning equipment.