April is Financial Literacy Month, a campaign to help focus on our finances and develop healthy financial habits. One of the best ways to save money—month after month—is to conserve energy.
Whether it’s the middle of the hot summer or the dead of winter, there are several basic no- or low-cost measures you can take to conserve energy and decrease your utility bills:
For more energy-saving tips, check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers website. Also, the Division of Energy Resources offers an energy guide called “Appliances, Lighting & Electronics” and a fact sheet called “Ten Ways to Save Energy” (.pdf) that address ways to save energy.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Email the division’s Energy Information Center or call 800-657-3710 with energy questions.