Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Did you know that ENERGY STAR® dishwashers are at least 13% more efficient than standard models? They also save water as well, 1,200 gallons a year! That’s 6 times the amount of water the average person drinks in a year.

Only run your dishwasher when full. Use the energy saver switch or air dry your dishes.

Keep your shades down and the drapes drawn during the hottest time of the day and open at night. Change or clean your air conditioner filter once a month, during use.

When purchasing a room air conditioner, buy the correct size. Retailers can help you with sizing. Always purchase an ENERGY STAR® model.

Shut off the air conditioner and open the windows at night or install an ENERGY STAR® ceiling fan.

Be sure your outside air-conditioning condenser is shaded from the sun.

For more information on ENERGY STAR® programs and products, visit or call 1-877-NYSMART.

Source: NYS Energy Smart Program “How Much You Save Is Up To You”


Linda Law-Saunders
Family and Consumer Science Educator
(518) 746-2560

Last updated August 11, 2020