Energy Tips

There are plenty of ways to reduce energy use and, consequently, save money. Some are free, others require an investment. But don't forget, NV Energy also offers products and services to help offset the costs of some energy upgrades. Learn more about our products and services here.

There are plenty of low cost, easy to do projects or steps you can do to save another 10-25% on your energy bill.
  • Use LED bulbs instead of incandescent ones. Regular bulbs use most of the electricity to generate heat so use care when changing bulbs.
    (Our LED lighting program can help you make the switch. Learn more here.)
  • Clean your furnace system and check ducts for leaks.
  • Install electrical outlet and switch plate insulation.
  • Check the seals on your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Caulk windows and caulk and weather-strip doors. Keep the outside air out and the inside air in.
  • Install a hot water heater blanket but be careful not to cover vents or temperature settings.
    (You can also use the sun to generate hot water with our solar water heating program.)
  • Fix leaky faucets and install low-flow shower heads.
  • Use room fans to keep the air moving and reduce the feeling of heat in your home.
  • Install hot water pipe insulation. Do keep the insulation at least six inches away from the flue (exhaust pipe) of gas water heaters.
  • Replace furnace and air conditioner filters. Spray the filters with a light coating of lemon furniture polish or vegetable oil cooking spray to help trap dirt in the filter.
  • Replace normal thermostats with programmable thermostats.
    (This is a low cost tip, but sign up for Smart Thermostat program and you get a smart thermostat free.)
  • Plant trees and shrubs on the south and west side of your residence. The vegetation acts as insulation and provides shading, reducing the heat in a building.
  • Consider buying a cover for your pool to retain heat in the water.
    (You can get a break on the cost of upgrading your pool pump with our pool pump rebate.)