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Energy Saving Tips

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  • Set your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower in the winter and 78 degrees or higher in the summer.

  • Adjust air conditioning and heating system temperatures to save energy when you are away for the

    day and when you are sleeping at night.

  • Change air filters every month. Look for air filters with a MERV rating of 6 or higher.

  • Tune up your heating and air conditioning system annually.

  • Have your duct work tested for leakage. Insulate ducts where they run through cold areas.

  • Weatherstrip and caulk around windows, door frames, foundation cracks, electrical outlets, or anywhere where you feel a draft.

  • Clean dust and lint away from appliances (heating/cooling unit, refrigerators, hot-water heaters, etc.) on a regular basis so the motors run well.

  • Consider moving your extra refrigerator or freezer out of the garage to the basement so your appliance won’t have to work so hard to stay cool.

  • Make sure gaskets on the doors of refrigerators and stoves are tight.

  • Keep the fireplace chimney damper closed when not using the fireplace.


Live An Energy Efficient Lifestyle

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  • Light only the area where you are working, not the whole room.

  • Turn off lights and appliances when they are not being utilized.

  • Close vents in rooms that are not being used on a regular basis and close the door.

  • Choose the stove burner to fit the size of the pan you are using.

  • Use ceiling fans in occupied rooms.

  • Don’t block radiators or vents – including cold-air returns – with furniture, drapes, or rugs.

  • In cold weather, open window shades that receive direct sunlight during the day; close shades at night. In hot weather, leave window shades that receive direct sunlight closed during the day.

  • Try pulling on a sweater or wrapping up in a blanket before you turn up the heat.

  • During hot months, try to use the oven, dishwasher and other appliances that produce heat during

    the late evening and early morning.


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Customer Service/Billing:  314-822-5843
Electric Service Questions:  314-822-5842
Email:  KirkwoodElectric@kirkwoodmo.org