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Heating and Your Furnace

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



Kitchen Appliances

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 Heating

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:

R-value requirements

Building wraps

Types of insulation

Installation tips




Living Spaces

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?


More Energy Saving Videos

Cellulose Insulation Overview

Cool Roofs Overview

Flashing A Window

Installing Flexible Radiant Barriers

Overview Of Low E Windows

Reflective Housewrap Overview

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) Overview

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) Installation

Spray Foam Insulation Overview

Fundamentals Of Spray Foam Insulation

Residential Features & Benefits Of Spray Foam Insulation

Cool Roofs Energy Performance