Take a vacation from your energy bill this summer
Wherever your travel plans take you this summer, you can save energy and money while you’re away. Prepare your home before you leave for vacation with these tips:
Turn on vacation mode and turn off electronics. Unplug devices like phone chargers, coffee makers and other household appliances to reduce wasted power. Pro tip: Invest in advanced power strips to prevent wasted energy without having to worry about unplugging all your devices.
Turn off your lights.
It seems obvious, but double check that your lights and fans are powered off (and while you’re at it, check if you have energy-efficient light bulbs). According to ENERGY STAR, its certified LED bulbs use at least 75 percent less energy and last 35 to 50 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Look for the ComEd “Lower Price” sticker to save on a variety of energy-efficient lighting products at participating retail stores.
Close the blinds.
Soak up the rays by the pool while your house keeps cool. Block unwanted heat from coming in your windows by making sure all blinds and drapes are closed before you hit the road or jet off to the airport.
Get a smart thermostat.
Control the temperatures in your house right from the beach. A smart thermostat remembers the temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from anywhere using your phone, tablet or laptop. Get an instant online rebate at ComEd Marketplace.
When you return home, the energy savings don’t have to stop. Find more ways to save energy and money at
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