Remove or reduce unnecessary lighting


Lighting accounts for 1/5 of home electricity use.  If an area is overlit, that electricity is being wasted.  Don’t reduce light levels beyond what is comfortable, just reduce them to what is comfortable.


If a fixture holds a few bulbs, maybe you can just remove one or two.  Otherwise, use lower wattage bulbs.  For example, replace a 14W LED with a 9W.  Also, a cool white or daylight bulb appears brighter, so if you like the look of cool white or daylight for a given room, try one of those. (Note that some people find the light from cool white and daylight bulbs harsh.)