Energy Efficiency Advice

EnergyRight Solutions for the Home programs, like eScore, are effective ways to boost your energy efficiency. But there are other things you can do to take your energy usage into your own hands to maximize your efficiency and save you money.

Not ready for an all-encompassing energy efficiency overhaul just yet? We realize that some of us need to dip a toe in the water before we’re ready to dive in. That’s why we’ve assembled this collection of Energy Efficiency Upgrades. Some—like our advice on Appliances and Lighting—can naturally be made when it’s time to change a light bulb or replace a worn-out refrigerator. Others, like installing an efficient water heater or heat pump require a little more out-of-pocket expenditure, but will repay you with long-term savings. Still others are low-cost or no-cost tips you can adopt right away to see small changes in your monthly bill that will add up over time. All are sound practices for responsible energy usage to help you save money and live comfortably.

Appliances

Responsible for about 21% of a typical home’s energy usage, appliances consume more energy than you think. Learn how ENERGY STAR certified appliances use up to 50% less energy than standard models without losing any features or functionality.

Lighting

From energy saving tips to special light bulbs and lamps, there are a variety of recommendations that combine to make your home more energy efficient.

Wall Insulation

Your walls may be letting valuable warm or cool air escape from your home. Use our guide to insulating your walls to improve energy efficiency and lower your power bills.

Reading Your Power Meter

Learn how you can take steps to save energy and reduce your electricity bill by understanding how to read your power meter.

Low-Cost + No-Cost Tips

Find tips on things you can do around the house to keep your energy costs down. Many of them will help you save money without spending a penny.

Summer + Winter Tips

Find no-cost and low-cost tips on how to save energy and lower your electricity bills during the warm summer and cold winter months.