Get a home energy audit to find out if your home
is poorly insulated or energy efficient. Many
utility companies offer this service for free.
Go to www.energystar.gov for more information
or contact your local utility company.
Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a
compact fluorescent bulb (CFL). Check for
possible rebates from your utility company.
Move your thermostat down 2° in the winter and up 2° in the summer.
Clean or replace filters on your furnace and air conditioner.
Install window shading.
Install a programmable thermostat. You can save 3% of your monthly energy usage.
Look for the Energy Star® label when choosing appliances.
Use less hot water, by installing a low flow
showerhead and washing your clothes in cold or
warm water, instead of hot water.
Turn off and unplug appliances not in use.
Avoid using your appliances during peak
hours, from 4pm to 6pm.
Turn down the thermostat on the water heater and wrap your older model with a water heater blanket.
Switch to Green Power. In many areas, you can purchase energy generated by clean, renewable sources such as wind and solar. To find out what is available in your neighborhood, contact the Green Power Network. http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower