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Tips for Saving Energy this Summer While Staying Close to Home

New Jersey has started the process of a phased reopening, but many activities this summer will be close to home. Following the tips below can help keep your energy costs down as things heat up.

  • Set your thermostat a few degrees higher on the cool setting to reduce energy use.
  • Consider grilling outside or using a crock pot, which uses less energy than your electric range and keeps your kitchen cooler.
  • Wash full loads of laundry in cold water.
  • Switch to LED light bulbs to cut your lighting costs by 70% or more.
  • Unplug electronics and turn off lights when not in use.
  • Visit to explore additional ways to save money and energy and sign up for helpful billing options, such as budget billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly energy bill.