1. Consider unplugging small household appliances when not in use.
  2. Consider using the power of the sun to provide power for your home. Installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on your roof is a way of generating emission-free electricity during daylight hours. Anaheim Public Utilities encourages PV installation by offering an incentive per kilowatt (up to 4 kW) to help offset the costs as funding allows. PVs can power attic fans or outdoor security lights, eliminating the cost of running conduit and cable.
  3. Plug televisions, DVD players, VCR and other electronics into power strips, and turn strips off when the equipment is not in use.
  4. Set computers, monitors, printers, and other electronic equipment to the energy saving feature when not in use; better yet, turn them off when you are done.
  5. Surf the Internet later at night or early in the morning, when the demand for electricity is lower.
  6. Your waterbed may be using even more electricity than your refrigerator. Common sense steps, like covering the waterbed during the day, can reduce its cost by up to 50%.