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NV Energy no-cost tips to reduce monthly bill

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 00:14:11-04

As temperatures remain at or near 100 degrees for the next several months, NV Energy has offered some no-cost tips to reduce your monthly energy bill by 10 to 25 percent.  
- Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.  Unplug your televisions, computers, DVD and DVR players when on vacation.

- Set your water heater to 120 degrees.

- Dirt absorbs light, so keep lights and lighting fixtures clean.
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils (underneath and in the back). Also, don't obstruct the coils as they need air space to work.

- Cook and use your dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer as late in the evening as possible.

- Set your thermostat to 78-80 degrees when home and 5 to 10 degrees warmer at night or when not at home.

- Keep your freezer full. You can even place containers or plastic bottles filled with water into any empty spaces
- If your A/C unit is on the ground, keep the area around it clean and free of obstructions to maintain airflow.

- Allow dishes to air dry in your dishwasher rather than using the heated option.

- Keep the reflectors underneath stove-top burners clean.