1. Home Energy Checkup. It's hard to know how to save energy if you are unsure of what's using energy. Do a quick 5-minute assessment with PG&E's Home Energy Checkup to find out where you're using the most energy.
2. Open Windows. With nice temperatures, why not open up windows and enjoy some fresh air. Opening windows allows you to naturally cool your home without switching on air conditioners.
3. Use Ceiling Fans. Cooling your home with ceiling fans will allow you to raise your thermostat four degrees. This can help lower your electricity bills without sacrificing overall comfort. If your heading out, turn them off.
4. Seal Air Leaks. Weather stripping windows and doors can save up to $50 a year in heating costs and keep your home comfortable. Learn how to weatherstripping with this DIY video.
5. Use Natural Lighting. Flip off the switch and give those light bulbs a break. Open up shades and light the sun shine in.
6. Program Your Thermostat. On warm days, setting a programmable thermostat to a higher setting when you are not at home can help reduce your energy costs by approximately 10 percent.
7. Service Your HVAC System. Heating and cooling accounts for over 44 percent of your home energy bill. Lower your monthly energy bill by keeping your air conditioning equipment working at peak efficiency. PG&E's AC Quality Care can help.
8. Replace Air Filters. A dirty air filter makes your unit work harder which uses more energy. Change out your air filter regularly, at least every 90 days and more frequently if you have pets.
9. Air Dry Laundry. If it's a nice day out why not hang dry your laundry.
10. Vacuum Refrigerator Coils. Dust that builds up on refrigerator coils can cause the motor to work harder, using more energy.