Dishwashers: Most energy used by a dishwasher is for heating water; therefore, loading a dishwasher fully and properly before operating it can save energy.
Landscaping - Windbreaks: Strategically landscaping a home to create and provide windbreaks can have a significant effect in lowering winter heating costs. The idea is to block or reduce the speed of wind that reaches your home.
FALL TIP: Fall brings cooler weather and the perfect time to make sure you have looked for opportunities to better insulate your home. Check out MidAmerican Energy's EnergyAdvantage® programs and our energy-saving tips to find ways to stay warmer and spend less money on heating.