Helpful energy-saving tips for the home

by Chase Ogoshi | Sept. 17, 2020

Many of you are spending most — if not all — of your time at home during this pandemic. I know I am, especially now that Oahu is again under a stay-at-home order. Whether you are a keiki learning from home or an adult working from home, we can all practice better energy-saving habits to lower our electric bills.

We offer several tips on our website to keep your energy costs down until you are back in the office or classroom. Here are some of my favorite energy-saving tips that are simple to incorporate at home:

Low Power Mode on iPhone

For millennials, or anyone with a smart phone, put your phone on low power/energy-saving mode. This will help your phone battery last longer so you don’t have to charge it as much. Keeping your phone on low power mode also helps charge your phone faster. You can thank me later.

Another secret tip would be to use the microwave more because it’s one of the most energy-efficient appliances in your kitchen. Laugh at me now but using the microwave or meal prepping saves time and money.

By practicing these tips you’ll be better able to keep your electric bill under control and perhaps worry a little less. Training yourself and your family members to incorporate these tips each day will conserve energy and ultimately help the environment. You can find more tips on how to save energy in your home by visiting our website.

Remember, staying home is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19. But just because we’re homebodies doesn’t mean our electricity use needs to increase.

Chase Ogoshi is a digital communications and social media specialist at Hawaiian Electric Company.

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