Celebrate National Cut Your Energy Costs Day with simple tips for big savings


As we usher in the New Year, there's a lesser-known but impactful holiday that deserves our attention: National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Falling on January 10th, this day serves as a reminder to take steps toward reducing our energy consumption and, in turn, trimming our utility bills. Here are some practical tips to celebrate this day and make a lasting impact on both the environment and your wallet.

  1. blog_nationalcutenergcosts2.jpgUpgrade to LED Bulbs: Swap out traditional incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LED ones. Though they may be slightly pricier upfront, LED bulbs last longer and use significantly less energy, leading to substantial savings in the long run. Complete a free energy audit and receive free LEDs.
  1. Seal the Leaks: Inspect your home for drafts around windows and doors. Weatherstripping and caulking can help seal these gaps, preventing warm air from escaping in the winter and cool air in the summer. Our ductwork program offers an incentive to seal your ducts too!
  1. Install a Smart Thermostat: Invest in a smart thermostat to optimize your heating and cooling systems. These devices learn your preferences and adjust the temperature accordingly, ensuring comfort when you need it and energy savings when you don't. Sign up for Energy Planner or Prime Time Plus and receive a free smart thermostat.
  1. Unplug Devices: Even when turned off, electronic devices consume energy if they're plugged in. Unplug chargers, appliances, and electronics when not in use to prevent "phantom" energy consumption. Visit our energy calculators for more tips!
  1. Regular HVAC Maintenance: Schedule annual maintenance for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A well-maintained system operates more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and prolonging the life of the equipment. We offer a heating and cooling rebate when you upgrade to a more efficient unit.

By incorporating these simple tips into your daily routine, you not only contribute to a greener planet but also enjoy the immediate benefits of reduced energy bills. National Cut Your Energy Costs Day is a perfect opportunity to kickstart your journey towards a more energy-efficient and cost-effective lifestyle.

Tampa Electric is proud to offer more energy-saving programs and rebates than any other electric utility in Florida. Be sure to check them out along with these additional energy-saving tips.