One of the biggest energy users in your home is the furnace. Learn how you can save up to 25 percent on your home heating bill by:
Installing a programmable (set-back) thermostat
Sealing leaky ductwork
Keeping filters clean
Upgrading to a more efficient furnace
The kitchen offers opportunities for you to save energy. Are you
Using the right sized appliance for the job?
Using compact fluorescent lights that allow you to save as much as 75 percent?
Washing only full loads in the dishwasher?
Still pre-washing your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
Setting your refrigerator and freezers at the correct temperature?
Looking for other ways to save?
Water heaters are one of the biggest energy users in the home; they account for up to 25 percent of your total energy bill. Find out how to:
Save energy required to heat water
Insulate your water pipes
Save on hot water by using low flow showerheads
Fix dripping faucets
Cut energy costs in the laundry room
Insulation and Air Sealing
About 20 percent of a home's heating and cooling loss happens in the basement. Installing insulation in your basement or crawl space is an easy do-it-yourself project. This video will help you learn about:
Types of insulation
Numerous energy saving opportunities are hiding throughout your home. Did you know
Energy efficient windows can help you save 25 percent on heating bills and up to 40 percent on summer cooling bills?
Window insulation kits can double the R-value of your existing windows?
You can use curtains and blinds to reduce heat loss?
That your fireplace can help heat your home even when it's not in use?