1- Peek hours: If you have a Smart Meter. waiting till 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM off-peak rate go down to 7.7 cents/kWh almost half to cost of using your electricity during the day.
2- Install Dimmer Switches: When you install dimmer switches, you will use only as much light as you need
3- Keep Your Fridge and Freezer Full: Food acts as insulation and lessens the amount of time that the fridge has to run to stay cool.
4- Switch to LEDs: LED light bulbs use 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. Switch out the most widely used bulbs in your home. Then, replace the rest as they burn out.
5- Install Ceiling Fans: Keep the air circulating in your home, and your air conditioner won't have to work as hard.
6- Line Dry Your Laundry: Hang your clothing outside and let Mother Nature dry your laundry.
7- Get a Programmable Thermostat: Then you will be able to set it according to when your are home.
8- Insulate Behind Electrical Outlets and Switches: This will prevent out cold or hot air from entering your home
9- Use Smart Strips: Replace you regular surge protectors with Smart Strip surge protectors, which automatically turn off power to plugs that are not in use. Then, say goodbye to those phantom energy users.
10- Lower the Temperature on Your Hot Water Heater: 13 percent of your home's electricity goes to heating water. You can lower this percentage, by setting your hot water heater to 130-140 degrees. For even more savings, install an insulation jacket, and insulate the first six feet of piping that comes off of your heater.