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To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.
We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to lower your monthly electricity costs
Control your usage and reduce your monthly bill using this guide. It covers four drivers of high energy costs and describes simple steps you can take on your own.
Use less hot water
An electric water heater can be the biggest consumer of electricity in a home, often accounting for 50% or more of the electricity bill. Here’s how to change that:
Set your water heater to 120 degrees F—high enough to kill bacteria, but no hotter than necessary
Insulate your water heater tank, as well as any hot water pipes you can access
Take shorter showers, and use low-flow showerheads to regulate the flow of water
If you wash dishes by hand, fill the sink with soapy water instead of running water continuously
If you use a dishwasher, run full loads to get the most out of the water you’ve paid to heat