|When buying new appliances, look for the Energy Star™ label and rating.
Consider investing in a power-usage monitor (typically around $25) to check the efficiency of your existing appliances, and see where you use the most power. An old inefficient refrigerator can use as much as $30 per month in electricity, compared to just $4-5 per month for a high-efficiency fridge.
Consider cooking with a microwave, electric skillet or toaster ovens. These small appliances are more efficient than stovetop pots and larger ovens.
When using the stove, keep lids on pots to hold in the heat.