Energy Efficiency Advice
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.
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.
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.
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.