LG&E/KU sells Renewable Energy Credit or "Green Power" from wind turbines in Southern Illinois for as little as $5/mo added to your monthly bill. This program is independently audited to ensure its legitimacy. LCAN believes this one step is one of the most important investments you can make. NOTE: LCAN sees this option as fairer to consumers than LG&E's "SolarShare" program, which is so over-priced as to suggest solar power is unreasonably expensive.
Energy Star models use less power than comparable models, say, among refrigerators of the same size and with the same features. Buying an Energy Star-rated appliance often cost a bit extra, but any price premium will pay for itself quickly. We offer more information on HVAC, water heaters and appliances.
Appliances and equipment with LEDs and instant-on features use power even when turned "off," unless you plug them into a power strip and turn it off instead.
Lighting uses more power than you might realize. And because incandescent bulbs are being phased out, it's time to switch them and fluorescent lamps to LEDs. Our lighting page offers power- and money-saving tips.
Using a ceiling fan in an occupied room allows you to adjust the thermostat 2°F higher in summer and 2°F degrees lower in winter and remain comfortable. Don't worry about switching the direction of the fan's blades, if you don't have a step ladder.