Residence Hall Tips
Energy Conservation Tips
- When you leave the room, turn off the light
- Set computers, monitors, and printers to their energy saving feature and turn them
off at the end of the day.
- In the winter, turn your thermostats down to 68 degrees or below. Reduce the setting
to 55 degrees before going to sleep or when leaving for
the day. (For each 1 degree you turn down the thermostat in the winter, you'll save
up to 5% on heating costs.)
- Turn off non-essential lights and appliances. The electricity generated by fossil
fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the
air than two average cars!
- If your room gets too warm, turn down your thermostat and open your door. Do not
open a window.
- Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where
you need it. For example, use fluorescent under-cabinet
lighting for kitchen sinks and countertops under cabinets.
- Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture
and make the compressor work harder.
- Wash your clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible.
- Wash and dry full loads. If you are washing a small load, use the appropriate water-level
- Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.
- Clean the lint filter in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation.