Seasonal 10 Tips Videos

  • Set your thermostat to a temperature just cool enough to keep you comfortable, then bump it up one or two degrees
  • A fan can make you feel up to 4 degrees cooler
  • Close your blinds and use room-darkening shades to keep summer heat out
  • Wait until you have a full load to run the washer and dishwasher
  • Replace A/C filters on a regular basis
  • Repair leaky faucets both inside and outside the home. You may think a small drip is no big deal, but every drop adds to your bill!
  • Position your sprinklers so that they provide coverage where needed rather than the house, sidewalk, driveway, or street.
  • Monitor the area to ensure you’re not overwatering
  • Check for leaky toilets. If you can hear your toilet run to top off every so often then your toilet flap probably isn’t sealing completely and may need to be replaced
  • From May 1st thru September 30th, Lafayette had a water conservation ordinance
  • Do you know when to water your lawn? Check the schedule for your available days
  • Never connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring
  • Never use a generator inside your home or garage
  • Always let the generator cool completely before refeuling
  • Bring in or tie down any outdoor items that could blow away
  • Have an evacuation plan that accommodates every family member, including animals
  • Have extra non-perishable food, water, flashlights, and batteries on-hand
  • After a storm, watch out for downed power lines and call your utility company if you see any
  • Don’t drive through standing water
  • Don’t let children play or swim in flood water
  • Replace damaged lights or decorations
  • Use UL certified lights and electrical decorations
  • Unplug decorations when you go to sleep or leave home
  • Don’t overload electrical outlets
  • Practice ladder safety
  • Don’t place candles near flammable objects
  • Don’t staple or nail through electrical cords
  • Don’t place cords where they could be a trip hazard
  • Don’t run cords under rugs for furniture
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