Hot Water

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 16% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efficient water heater.

Windows & Energy Loss

Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. Windows provide views, day lighting, ventilation, and solar heating in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill. During the summer, sunny windows make your air conditioner work two to three times harder. If you live in the

Heating and AC

Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 61% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling systems in the United States together emit over a half billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each

Insulate and Seal Leaks

Should I Insulate My Home? The answer is probably “yes” if you: • Have an older home and haven’t added insulation. Only 20% of homes built before 1980 are well insulated. • Are uncomfortably cold in the winter or hot in the summer— adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature and increases comfort. • Build

Energy Use in The Home

The first step to taking a whole house energy efficiency approach is to find out which parts of your house use the most energy. A home energy audit will pinpoint those areas and suggest the most effective measures for cutting your energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy audit yourself, you can contact

Save Energy and Money

Tips to Save Energy Today • Set your thermostat comfortably low in the winter and comfortably high in the summer. Install a programmable thermostat that is compatible with your heating system. • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. • Turn off your computer and monitor