Bright Ideas

Looking for easy ways to reduce your utility bill? LUS Bright Ideas are simple ways for you to save energy and money!

Seal around in doors & windows

Close up those cracks and gaps in your house and install adequate insulation. You’ll eliminate drafts, keep your home more comfortable all year-round and save energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Program thermostat to 78 degrees or higher

Air conditioning and cooling costs account for as much as 50 percent of a homeowner’s utility bill! Set your A/C thermostat at the highest temperature that’s comfortable for you and your family. And remember to increase the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when you leave for home for an extended time period.

Clean or replace A/C filters monthly

Clean or replace air filters regularly and have your heating and cooling equipment tuned up yearly by a licensed contractor. This will not only save energy, but it will also extend the life of your home’s cooling system.

Change 5 lights

Replace your 5 most frequently used light fixtures, or the bulbs in them, with ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR branding and you’ll help the environment while saving money on energy bills.

Use thermal drapes or shades

Insulated drapes and shades help protect against the transfer of outdoor temperatures from affecting your indoor conditioned area.

Look for ENERGY STAR labeled products

When buying new products for your home, get the features and performance you want AND help reduce air pollution. ENERGY STAR products use less energy, save money and help protect the environment. Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified products in more than 40 product categories, including lighting, home electronics, heating and cooling equipment and appliances.

Spread the Word

Help us spread the word that energy efficiency is good for your home and good for our environment. Share these tips with your family and friends!