Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Assessments

You can conduct a basic, do-it-yourself home energy assessment to get a general idea about how efficient your home is. With a diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house. When assessing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you’ve found. This list will help you […]

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Lighting

LEDs and CFLs—Two Bright Ideas! Making improvements to your lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. An average household dedicates 11% of its energy budget to lighting. Using new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by 50% to 75%. ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting provides bright, warm light […]

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Landscaping

Landscaping is a natural and beautiful way to keep your home cool in summer and reduce your energy bills. A well-placed tree, shrub or vine can deliver effective shade, act as a windbreak, and reduce your energy bills. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses. Research shows […]

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How We Use Energy in Our Homes

Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of a typical utility bill.

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Start Saving Energy and Money Today

Did You Know…? If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that’s earned the ENERGY STAR label, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent […]

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Your Home’s Energy Use

Your home uses energy every day, all day long. To understand where energy is being used in your home, refer back to your Home Energy Report provided to you by your home inspector. It uses energy to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It uses energy to provide you with […]

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