Energy efficiency is in the air. Your heating and cooling system is the perfect place to start when making energy–saving changes.
Get plugged in to an energy-efficient home with appliances and electronics that are designed to conserve.
Controlling air flow helps control your savings. Properly sealing air leaks can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Close the door on air leaks for good. By focusing on two of the top spots for gaps in your home, you’ll be one step closer to an energy-efficient home.
With the proper insulation, you can keep your heating and cooling system from working overtime.
Conserve energy with the flip of a switch by choosing the correct lighting.
Shower yourself in savings by making small changes to your home‘s water system.
Fix leaking faucets. They can cost you 20 gallons of water a day.
Set your water heater temperature at 120 degrees Fahrenheit to save on water heating.
Insulate the hot water heater and your heating and cooling pipes that are not in enclosed areas. It can reduce heat loss by 25 to 40 percent.
Trees are a natural solution for energy-efficient changes. Remember: When planting a tree, type and location are key.
Proper tree placement can reduce home heating and cooling costs by 20 percent. Plant trees 35 feet from your house and 25 feet from power lines.
Plant deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves). They will shade your house in summer, and help warm your home in winter by letting light through.