No, there’s not enough load in these appliances and devices to carry (phantom load). Learn more about phantom power.
Yes, the leaking faucets or toilets cause consumption by the water heater and the well pump.
You should do full loads to get the most from the electricity used for the cycle, regardless of the size. You should also try to run these appliances during off-peak hours. Peak hours are generally 3 to 8 p.m. in the summer and 6 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. in the winter.
Yes, it is recommended to use CFL, fluorescent, or the new LED lighting in areas that are used most frequently in your home.
Yes, the technology used today makes energy efficient appliances a fairly long term return on your investment.
Yes, if you insulate the first 6 feet of the hot water line.
Yes, the recommended temperature range is 120 to 125º F.
Yes. The recommended temperature settings are 68º F in winter and 78º F in summer.