17 “Very Easy” Energy Saving Tips from Irving Customers

We asked our customers to tell us their best energy saving tip(s). And with over 800 responses, we were excited that so many people wanted to share their energy saving ideas.

Below you’ll find Part 1of 4 of our energy savings tips; the very easy, go home and do them now tips.


  1. When doing laundry, always throw in a large dry towel – this will cut drying time almost in half
  2. Open curtains and blinds when the sun is out to heat your home with passive solar energy
  3. Wash clothes in cold water and make sure it’s a full load
  4. Keep your freezer out in the garage where it is cold, so it doesn’t use as much energy
  5. You can save up to 50% of your cooking energy costs by using a microwave oven instead of a conventional oven
  6. Grab a blanket and cuddle up instead of turning up the heat, or cuddle with your pets
  7. Cook with your family and leave the oven door open to let the extra heat warm your home. These two things will make your kitchen warm and cozy
  8. When baking or cooking, you don’t need to keep the gas on until the item is done; spaghetti can be brought to a boil, then turn off the heat and let it sit for a minute or two longer than usual. For baking, cut off the last 5-10 minutes
  9. Only run a dishwasher when it’s full
  10. Use ceiling fans to circulate warm air that rises to the ceiling
  11. Dress in layers and wear slippers around the house instead of turning up the thermostat
  12. Place a rug up against the bottom of the doors to block any possible drafts
  13. Exercise in your home
  14. Make sure the lights are off in rooms that aren’t being used
  15. Don’t take baths, only take short showers
  16. Turn on your electric blanket before getting into bed so you can hop into a warm bed
  17. When you need a warm facecloth, rather than running the hot water, dampen the cloth and pop it in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds


Read Part 2 of 4, the tips that might need a trip to the hardware store.

Read Part 3 of 4, the spend a little money and save a lot energy saving tips.

Read Part 4 of 4, the definitely not easy, but more than worth it energy saving tips.