We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$"

Transcription

1 We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$

2 Table of

3 contents Inside Your Home 2 Outside Your Home 10 What You Can Do 12

4 inside your home Simple things you can do to save energy.

5 Kitchen Refrigerators and Freezers Defrost frozen items in the refrigerator. This also helps cool the interior. Cool food before placing it in the freezer. Refrigerators need good air circulation to work efficiently. Coils in the back should be 2 to 3 inches away from the wall and should be vacuumed. Install refrigerators and freezers away from direct sunlight, ranges and heating equipment. Check the condition of door gaskets by placing a dollar bill against the frame and closing the door. If the bill can be pulled out with a very gentle tug, the door should be adjusted or the gasket replaced. Defrost the freezer when 1/4 of an inch of ice builds up. Do not place uncovered liquids in the refrigerator. The liquids give off vapors that make the refrigerator work harder and use more energy. Using the Stove and Food Preparation Cook during the cooler part of the day during the summer. Use your microwave oven to cook smaller portions. Cook several portions and freeze extras for future meals. Use pans with flat bottoms on the stove. Fit the pan to the size of the burner you use. Keep lids on pans when cooking. Never use the stove or oven to heat your home. It is unsafe and not efficient. Do not preheat oven to broil food. 3 Kitchen Sink Use sink stoppers; do not allow the water to run while washing your dishes. Use faucet aerators to rinse your dishes. Repair leaky faucets promptly. Use cold water to operate your garbage disposal. you DID KNOW Refrigerators and freezers may use 9% of your home energy. Microwaves use 90% less energy than conventional ovens. Every time you open the oven to peek at food, you lose F of heating energy.

6 Dishwasher Scrape food off dishes and rinse lightly with cold water before placing them in the dishwasher. Run the dishwasher when it has a full load of dishes. Avoid using heat dry, rinse hold, and pre-rinse features. Use the air-dry option or open the door to dry the dishes. BATHROOM Do not waste water, particularly hot water. Do not allow water to run while brushing your teeth or shaving. Take short showers instead of baths. Do not over-dry your hair with an electrical dryer. It is a high energy user. Use the exhaust fan to lower the humidity in the bathroom. Repair leaking or dripping faucets. LAUNDRY Washing Machine Wash only full loads of laundry or set water level to size of load. Use cold water to wash laundry, using an all-temperature detergent. 4 Clothes Dryer Hang your laundry outside to dry when weather permits. Dry only full loads of laundry. Clean the lint filter before each load. Dry towels and heavy cottons in a separate load from light-weight fabrics. Vent the dryer to the outside of your home. Use the dryer and iron during the cooler part of the day in the summer. Buy clothing that requires little or no ironing. Take laundry out of the dryer immediately after the cycle ends to avoid ironing. Dry a few loads in a row to take advantage of the dryer s reserved heat. you DID KNOW About 14% of all hot water is used in sinks. The typical dishwasher uses 14 gallons of hot water per load. A family of 4, each showering 5 minutes a day (which is a short shower), consumes an average of 100 gallons of water a week. You can cut that in half by installing a low-flow shower head.

7 LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, BEDROOM Do not allow furniture to block heating and air conditioning vents. Use the sun to your advantage by opening shades in the winter and keeping them closed in the summer. Turn off lights, televisions, radios and other appliances when you are not in the room. Close the flue when fireplace is not in use. The fireplace should have tight fitting glass doors. Install foam insulating gaskets in cover plates of electrical outlets and light switches located on all walls. Close closet doors. Use a timer on the TV if you tend to fall asleep with the TV on. LIGHTS Consider fluorescent lights. Compact bulbs last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and are ideal for hard-to-reach locations. Turn off lights when not in use. Keep lights, bulbs and shades dust free. Use natural light by placing work areas near windows. WATER HEATING Water Heater Set the thermostat at 120 F but no higher than 140 F. 5 Hot Water Pipes Wrap hot water pipes where exposed in unheated spaces. Repair any hot water leaks. 10% of your energy dollars is used to wash and dry laundry. If you exchange five 60-watt incandescent bulbs for five 15-watt compact fluorescent bulbs, you ll save about $50 a year in energy dollars. Compact fluorescent bulbs use 70% less energy and produce the same amount of light as regular (incandescent) bulbs.

8 HEATING AND COOLING Heating Clean and service your furnace before each season. This will maximize efficiency and avoid costly repairs. Clean/replace air filters as directed by your service technician. Check air conditioning and heating ducts for leaks. Have a contractor repair leaks and insulate air ducts as necessary. Vacuum baseboard heaters and do not place furniture in front of them. Set thermostats at the lowest comfortable level (65 to 70 F) during the winter. Seniors and babies need at least 70 F in the home. Wear hats and extra layers of clothing to keep warm. Consider pre-purchasing heating oil, if possible, in the summer for the winter season. 6 Cooling Set air conditioner at the highest comfortable temperature (78 F). Do not block air vents with furniture. Clean window air conditioner filters at least weekly. Open windows during cool hours of summer evenings. Use reversible exhaust fans to remove hot air and allow cool air to flow through your home. Blow air up in the winter, down in the summer. Close windows and curtains to keep cool air inside during the day and keep the sun s heat out. Close the doors and cooling vents in unused rooms. Buy Energy Star air conditioners. WINDOWS AND DOORS Install door sweeps on the bottom of doors leading to the outside and unheated areas. Windows and doors are primary sources of heating and cooling losses. you DID KNOW Water heating consumes 14% of your home s energy dollars. Energy Star air conditioners use 10% less energy than other models. Buy the right size.

9 Caulk and weather-strip windows and door frames to prevent air leaks. Use tape or rope caulking as a temporary seal. Use storm windows to control air and heat leaks through the glass. Storm windows made of plastic sheets can be installed from the inside. Consider the installation of double-glazed windows. Weatherize basement windows and doors. Install storm windows, caulking and weather-stripping when the weather is mild. BASEMENT AND ATTIC Insulate ceilings in unheated basements. Test and seal air leaks on a windy day. To test, hold a piece of tissue paper or feather duster near a window or a door, and watch for the paper to move. Caulk openings in the walls where water faucets, electric wires and conduits, telephone lines, fuel pipes, cable television, and chimneys enter. Waterproof the basement walls if necessary. Use pressurized expanding foam to fill large gaps at the junction of the basement. This will increase efficiency and avoid untimely, costly repairs. Add sidewall and attic insulation. OTHER TIPS Keep radios, toasters, ovens and other appliances away from water and install ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). Use fluorescent lighting. 7 insulated attic hatch About 21% of the air in a home escapes through windows and doors. Approximately 13% of the air in a home escapes through openings made to install plumbing and utilities.

10 8 BUY ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES Look for energy-saving features such as a power-saver switch and improved insulation materials. New convection ovens use 50% less energy and cook food in half the time. Computers in sleep mode use 70% less energy. Consult a plumber BEFORE you buy a water heater to determine what size and type is best for you and your family. Rule of thumb: 1-4 occupants = gallons; 4-7 occupants = gallons; 8 or more occupants = over 80 gallons. When replacing an existing water heater, install the unit as close to where the hot water will be used (includes dishwashing, laundry, and bathrooms). The hot water will stay warmer the shorter the distance it has to travel. If rooms requiring hot water are widely separated, it may be more sensible to install two or more smaller heaters rather than one central heater. Note: This tactic may not work if you use gas to heat water since the heater requires a source of gas as well as a flue. Buy Energy Star-labeled appliances. All new appliances have a large yellow label that tells you how much the appliance will cost to run. Energy Star refrigerators are 50% more energy-efficient than refrigerators made before Select a refrigerator or freezer that is just large enough for your needs. As compared to a 1994 model, an Energy Star washer will save you up to $110 a year in energy alone. A full-sized conventional washer uses 40 gallons of hot water while an Energy Star model uses 18 to 25 gallons. An Energy Star dishwasher can save you more than $25 a year in energy costs. Buy an Energy Star-rated air conditioner. For window units, an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) rating of 11 or more is excellent. For central units, a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 15 is excellent. You can save 25% on cooling bills by replacing a unit with a SEER rating of 10 or less with a unit rated 13 or more. you DID KNOW Energy Star-rated TVs, DVDs, VCRs, cordless phones, and answering machines use from 25% to 33% less energy than conventional models. TV/DVD/VCR combinations use 50% less energy.

11 HEALTH AND SAFETY Install and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Use only approved, inspected and maintained heating sources. NOTES 9 Dehumidifiers can use more energy than some air conditioners.

12 outside your home Ways to seal up and tune up your home.

13 HEATING AND COOLING Have a service person perform preventive maintenance on your central air-conditioning unit before hot weather arrives. This will increase efficiency and avoid untimely, costly repairs. Plant deciduous trees (leaf-shedding trees) on the south and the west side of the home. Leaves block the intense sun in the summer. Trees bare of leaves in the fall allow sunlight to warm your home during the winter. OUTER WALLS Insulate where the outer wall meets the foundation. Consider adding insulation to your home s outer walls (blow-in insulation) or when re-siding your home. Caulk where two surfaces meet, like the siding and the chimney or attic louvers. Maintain the outside walls and siding by painting, repairing, replacing or tightening loose siding. Roof air vents and louvers reduce humidity and keep the house cool by increasing air circulation. NOTES 11 you DID KNOW Approximately 21% of the air in your home is lost through ceilings, floors and walls.

14 you can do what you can do

15 WRAP You may qualify for The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Funds (CEEF s) Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program. WRAP helps low-income customers (renters or owners) with conservation services that: safely lower electric use reduce your home s heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer conserve hot water provide energy-efficient lighting WRAP technicians will: Examine your windows and doors and install heat-loss prevention measures. Check your home for adequate attic and sidewall insulation. Provide other weatherization services needed to make your home more energy efficient. Evaluate the efficiency of your heating system. Increase your lighting efficiency by providing compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent table lamps. Examine your refrigerator to determine if it meets the program replacement criteria. All replacements are ENERGY STAR units and normally the same cubic size as the replacement. Install low-flow aerators on faucets and showerheads. Provide education on what was installed and additional ways to conserve. 13 To sign up for WRAP services, please call the WRAP unit at you DID KNOW The CEEF offers compact fluorescent bulbs and energy-efficient table lamps in addition to other energy-saving products. Go online or call WISE-USE.

16 P.O. Box 270 Hartford, CT ( in Hartford and Meriden) or AM Lithography Corporation 7/ This brochure is paid for by CL&P and Yankee Gas customers.

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting.

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting. SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting.

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting. SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE

SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back

Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back Montpelier, VT/July 25, 2007 Today the Vermont Energy Partnership issued its annual list

More information

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY Find more than 80 tips to help you save money and energy in your home. Everyone is looking for ways to save money and energy around their home. This brochure includes a variety

More information

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY Find more than 80 tips to help you save money and energy in your home. Everyone is looking for ways to save money and energy around their home. This brochure includes a variety

More information

In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money

In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money Top 5 Ways To Save Energy 1. When needing to purchase any electronics or appliances always look for an ENERGY STAR model. 2. Clean all appliances and electronics

More information

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM DO A LITTLE. SAVE A LOT. EVERYTHING YOU DO, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, CAN ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS - FOR YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS. FROM

More information

101 Low-Cost /No-Cost. Home Energy-Saving Measures

101 Low-Cost /No-Cost. Home Energy-Saving Measures 101 Low-Cost /No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative has compiled this list of low-cost / no-cost energy-saving measures to help you better manage your home s energy costs.

More information

you We are CONSERVING dedicated to serving more efficiently. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures That s the cooperative difference.

you We are CONSERVING dedicated to serving more efficiently. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures That s the cooperative difference. ? CONSERVING We are you dedicated to serving more efficiently. That s the cooperative difference. Call 478.676.3191 800.522.2930 to schedule a residential energy audit. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving

More information

energy-saving tips for all seasons

energy-saving tips for all seasons energy-saving tips for all seasons taking responsibility As an individual, your efficient use of energy brings benefits such as lower bills, improved comfort levels in your home and a reduced personal

More information

66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill. Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips.

66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill. Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips. 66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips. www.psegliny.com 1-800-490-0025 Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice,

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 717/334-9211 888/232-6732 adamsec.coop facebook.com/adamsec 101ways_Booklet_5.5x8.5.indd 1 HOME ENERGY USE WHERE DOES YOUR ENERGY GO? REFRIGERATION HEATING & COOLING

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY CARROLLEMC.COM 101EasyWaysToSave_Brochure.indd 1 HOME ENERGY USE WHERE DOES YOUR ENERGY GO? T He REFRIGERATION 1. R l 2. HEATING & COOLING 8% MISCELLANEOUS 3. 8%

More information

Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET Consumer tactics: i Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET Check home to insure adequate insulation and no air leaks Ensure correct settings for home heating and cooling systems o Set your

More information

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY.

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY. 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY. TouchstoneEnergy.com TouchstoneEnergy.com DO A LITTLE. SAVE A LOT. EVERYTHING YOU DO, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, CAN ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS.

More information

Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population

Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population Donald Fournier Managing Director SEDAC University of Illinois Residential Energy American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the

More information

TO SAVE ENERGY. Together We Can Make a Difference

TO SAVE ENERGY. Together We Can Make a Difference TO SAVE ENERGY Together We Can Make a Difference Adjust The Thermostat Heating and air conditioning account for about 55 percent of a home s energy use! In the summer, set your thermostat to 78. In the

More information

Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill.

Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill. Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill. If your air conditioner has a thermostat, adjust the setting

More information

Energy-saving tips. For apartments and condos. pse.com/multifamilyretrofit. Bellevue, WA Puget Sound Energy. P.O. Box /17

Energy-saving tips. For apartments and condos. pse.com/multifamilyretrofit. Bellevue, WA Puget Sound Energy. P.O. Box /17 1232 01/17 Puget Sound Energy P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 pse.com/multifamilyretrofit Energy-saving tips For apartments and condos In this guide 5 Heating 6 Water heating 7 Insulation 8 Air

More information

Energy-saving tips. Energy-saving tips For your home. For your home. part of your home. save energy in every. and ideas to help you

Energy-saving tips. Energy-saving tips For your home. For your home. part of your home. save energy in every. and ideas to help you Low-cost, no-cost tips and ideas to help you save energy in every part of your home Energy-saving tips For your home Puget Sound Energy P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 pse.com/myrebates 1230 08/14

More information

Ways to Save. Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill. 1 Ways To Save

Ways to Save. Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill. 1 Ways To Save Ways to Save Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill 1 Ways To Save 2 Ways To Save Money Saving Advice Jackson EMC is a good resource to use in your energy planning. We can show

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY For more energy-saving ideas, visit Horry Electric Cooperative s website: www.horryelectric.com Printed on recycled paper. Main Office: 843-369-2211 Horry Electric

More information

Your floor to ceiling guide

Your floor to ceiling guide Your floor to ceiling guide Saving energy really doesn t require a lot of your energy. There are some easy things you can do to make a difference in your monthly energy usage and still be comfortable.

More information

TIPS ENERGY THE LESS YOU USE, 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE THE MORE YOU SAVE CONSERVATION

TIPS ENERGY THE LESS YOU USE, 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE THE MORE YOU SAVE CONSERVATION NEXT 1 ENERGY CONSERVATION TIPS THE LESS YOU USE, THE MORE YOU SAVE 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE Conserving energy at home is an easy way to save money and help reduce your environmental footprint.

More information

Tips To Help Conserve Electricity

Tips To Help Conserve Electricity Tips To Help Conserve Electricity AND REDUCE YOUR POWER BILL Cut Your Power Bill Nobody wants to pay more than necessary for power! But a lot of us do. And that hurts when you live in a place with warm

More information

CITY OF BARTOW (COB)

CITY OF BARTOW (COB) CITY OF BARTOW (COB) WATT CHOPPER knows how to take a bite out of your electric bill and save both energy and money... 5 Quick Steps for you to Conserve Energy Today... 1. CHANGE A LIGHT Replace three

More information

Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home. Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light

Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home. Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light XX Table of Contents Lighting Try These Bright Ideas to Contain Energy Costs 2-3 Water Heating Cool Ways

More information

Page 1 of 7. Home Energy Audit Checklist Residents Version. Heating/Cooling System Yes No NA

Page 1 of 7. Home Energy Audit Checklist Residents Version. Heating/Cooling System Yes No NA Home Energy Audit Checklist Residents Version Name: Phone: Is A/C thermostat set at 74-78 degrees or heat thermostats set at 68-72 degrees? Are fans (ceiling/portable) used to circulate air flow? Address:

More information

How to save money on energy at home

How to save money on energy at home How to save money on energy at home A comprehensive guide with money saving tips on energy use and misuse LITTLE OCMULGEE This handbook was provided to you by: Please call Little Ocmulgee EMC with any

More information

MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL

MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL Save Money by Saving Energy Looking for ways to save money? We can help. If you re like most people, you re already doing some things to cut down on energy

More information

HOME ENERGY AUDIT CHECKLIST - RESIDENT VERSION

HOME ENERGY AUDIT CHECKLIST - RESIDENT VERSION Resident Name: Address: Phone: HOME ENERGY AUDIT CHECKLIST - RESIDENT VERSION Email: HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS Is A/C thermostat set at 74-78 degrees or Each degree of heating or cooling can cost an

More information

More Than 100 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill

More Than 100 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill More Than 100 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill Contents Home Heating.............. 4 Your Heating System s Thermostat......... 6 Cooling................... 7 Water Heater............... 10 Dishwasher................

More information

Simple ways to save energy

Simple ways to save energy Simple ways to save energy We know you expect electricity to always be there. So we ve worked hard to build one of the best reliability records in the industry. But we also want to help you make the most

More information

save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart _RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1

save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart _RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1 save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart 17645-64_RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1 5/21/18 1:05 PM table of contents Preface...ii How you use electricity...1

More information

Would you like to reduce your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars a year? We ve put together a guide to show just how you can do this.

Would you like to reduce your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars a year? We ve put together a guide to show just how you can do this. Would you like to reduce your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars a year? We ve put together a guide to show just how you can do this. Even if you aren t able to make all the changes we suggest, changing

More information

Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY

Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY How saving energy saves you money. Your local power company and TVA have come up with a way to help you save both energy and

More information

Home Energy Efficiency Part 2

Home Energy Efficiency Part 2 Home Energy Efficiency Part 2 Donald Fournier Managing Director SEDAC University of Illinois Residential Energy American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States. About 80% of that

More information

Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students

Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students Did you know.? 1. Saving energy means saving money, conserving fossils fuels, and helping to protect our environment. There are lots of ways to save

More information

C F F C. Want to Learn More? Your Guide to Energy Conservation

C F F C. Want to Learn More? Your Guide to Energy Conservation Want to Learn More? Visit nicorgas.com. Here you ll find the latest information on the natural gas market, options for managing your energy bills, information about your account, and much, much more. 1844

More information

Evaluate your insulation. Look for a tag in the attic that shows the R-Values of insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling.

Evaluate your insulation. Look for a tag in the attic that shows the R-Values of insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling. There are many reasons to save energy whether to keep more money in your pocket or out of concern for the environment. The good news is, you don t have to sacrifice comfort and convenience to save. In

More information

Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center

Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center HOME ENERGY GUIDE TECHNIQUES TACTICS & TIPS More details on these front page tips More low cost & no cost energy saving ideas. Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce

More information

Introduction..3. Food refrigeration. 4. Cooking. 6. Microwave oven. 8. Electrical kettle / Water Heaters. 9. Lighting. 10. Laundering. 13. Ironing.

Introduction..3. Food refrigeration. 4. Cooking. 6. Microwave oven. 8. Electrical kettle / Water Heaters. 9. Lighting. 10. Laundering. 13. Ironing. Contents Introduction..3 Food refrigeration. 4 Cooking. 6 Microwave oven. 8 Electrical kettle / Water Heaters. 9 Lighting. 10 Laundering. 13 Ironing. 15 Cooling system. 17 Television & Video Sets. 19 Introduction

More information

Energy problems in small apartment buildings

Energy problems in small apartment buildings Energy problems in small apartment buildings Uneven heating and drafts, window condensation, complaints about odors and burned out lamps these are common problems in four-unit to eight-unit apartment buildings.

More information

CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS. in your home

CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS. in your home CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS in your home You can cut your energy bill by 10-15 % This is what your electric bill is paying for, based on national averages. 11 % Air

More information

Comfort me. Space heating Heat a smaller area to stay warmer when you are in one place for a while.

Comfort me. Space heating Heat a smaller area to stay warmer when you are in one place for a while. 101 energy tips 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Comfort me Be fan-friendly Install ceiling fans to keep cool air circulating so you can turn down your air conditioner. Still, make sure to turn off your fan when you

More information

Guide. Do-It-Yourself. Virginia Energy Sense. Energy Saving Tips From. Do-It-Yourself Guide. VirginiaEnergySense.org

Guide. Do-It-Yourself. Virginia Energy Sense. Energy Saving Tips From. Do-It-Yourself Guide. VirginiaEnergySense.org Virginia Energy Sense Do-It-Yourself Guide Virginia Energy Sense Do-It-Yourself Guide Energy Saving Tips From A program of the State Corporation Commission VirginiaEnergySense.org 1 Introduction 2 Getting

More information

Tips for going green. City of Las Vegas, Nevada

Tips for going green. City of Las Vegas, Nevada Publications (SD) Sustainable Development 2008 Tips for going green City of Las Vegas, Nevada Follow this and additional works at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/sustain_pubs Part of the Environmental

More information

1. Dial Down. 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home

1. Dial Down. 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home 1. Dial Down 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home Dial Down Turn the thermostat down in the winter & up in summer. You save about 2% to 3% on your heating bill for every 1º that you lower the thermostat

More information

Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient

Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient Most people don t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished

More information

Are you warming up with space heaters?

Are you warming up with space heaters? Are you warming up with space heaters? As the temperature drops, many families may use portable electric space heaters to help warm their homes. The Electrical Safety Foundation International warns that

More information

Bedroom 100. True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems.

Bedroom 100. True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems. Bedroom 100 True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems. Bedroom 200 Insulation: A) Facilitates the exchange of air from external

More information

More than. to improve your electric bill. Compliments of:

More than. to improve your electric bill. Compliments of: More than 1 0 0 W A Y S to improve your electric bill Compliments of: 4More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill The way you use electricity at home offers great opportunities for using energy wisely.

More information

DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT

DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT Taking control of your energy use is probably easier than you realize. That's because you have almost complete control over which appliances and electrical devices in your home

More information

SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK HOW YOU WHY ONTARIO WHAT ARE GETTING SMART ABOUT CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 IS INTRODUCING

SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK HOW YOU WHY ONTARIO WHAT ARE GETTING SMART ABOUT CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 IS INTRODUCING GETTING SMART ABOUT SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK WHY ONTARIO IS INTRODUCING SMART METERS PAGE 2 WHAT ARE TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 HOW YOU CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 GETTING SMART ABOUT SMART METERS

More information

Home Energy Savings Guide

Home Energy Savings Guide Home Energy Savings Guide The power of human connections www.touchstoneenergy.coop The power of human connections As the cost of energy goes up, more and more people are concerned about their utility bills.

More information

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM FIND OUT HOW THE LITTLE CHANGES ADD UP. FLIP THE SWITCH. LOWER THE BLINDS. INSULATE YOUR ATTIC. LOWER THE TEMPERATURE ON YOUR THERMOSTAT.

More information

ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART

ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART Tampa Electric is committed to helping you use energy wisely. We developed this brochure to provide you with an approximate cost to run various

More information

energy savers tips SAMPLE

energy savers tips SAMPLE energy savers tips Ways to Save Energy in your home savingx Every month you pay to power your home. You pay for electricity. You pay for heat. You pay for water. All of those costs add up. But you can

More information

SAMPLE ENERGY SAVERS POCKET CALENDAR

SAMPLE ENERGY SAVERS POCKET CALENDAR ENERGY SAVERS POCKET CALENDAR ENERGY SAVERS POCKET CALENDAR Carry this calendar with you every day. Follow these tips, and you could see real savings each month. Every month you pay to power your home.

More information

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM ONE SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. UPGRADE TO CFLs. SEAL SOME CRACKS. IT DOESN T TAKE MUCH, BUT IT SURE PAYS OFF. FOR ALL OF US.

More information

CMHC HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

CMHC HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST Make sure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by snow or debris. Check and clean range hood filters on a monthly basis. Test ground fault circuit interrupter(s)

More information

Downloaded from WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis YOUR ENERGY AUDIT

Downloaded from   WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis YOUR ENERGY AUDIT Downloaded from www.accuratebuilding.com WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis E.Q.?Energy Quotient! Are you energy-wise or energy-fuelish? Are you a 1,000-hitter or a 100-point energy wastrel?

More information

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home 10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home by Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard [Internachi.org] Most people don t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here

More information

A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use

A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use Like most Californians, you want your home to use energy wisely to save money and help the environment. But you may not know where to begin, or

More information

In your home. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures, lamps, bulbs, tube lights and fans.

In your home. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures, lamps, bulbs, tube lights and fans. In your home Lighting alone accounts for over 9% of the annual power consumption. Here s how you can bring down your power consumption at home by up to 20%. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures,

More information

Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey

Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey Name: Address: Building ID (To be filled in by field crew): HOME AND FAMILY 1 About when was your home built? 1 1995 or later

More information

Home Energy Conservation: Affordable Housing and the Environment

Home Energy Conservation: Affordable Housing and the Environment Home Energy Conservation: Affordable Housing and the Environment Katie Woodruff University at Buffalo Law School April 2007 Introduction For low-income homeowners and renters, paying the utility bills

More information

MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 2 MORE THAN 100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL The way you use electricity at home offers great opportunities

More information

HOME ENERGY DETECTIVES

HOME ENERGY DETECTIVES HOME ENERGY DETECTIVES Overview: Determine how much energy your home uses each day by taking daily readings of your kilowatt meter. Discover how much power each appliance and technology in your home uses.

More information

FANS GRINDER REFRIGERATOR

FANS GRINDER REFRIGERATOR LIGHTING 1) Switch off lights and fans wherever not necessary. Make use of daylight wherever possible. 2) Many automatic devices can help in saving energy used in lighting. Consider employing infrared

More information

Home Maintenance Schedule

Home Maintenance Schedule Home Maintenance Schedule Regular Maintenance is the Key Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether

More information

InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for th Street

InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for th Street InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for 1750 30th Street Estimated Yearly Energy Costs: $1,491 per year Dear Client, This house has been scored on a scale of 1 to 100. A 100 would represent a home with perfect

More information

While most maintenance is seasonal, there are some things you should do on a frequent basis year-round:

While most maintenance is seasonal, there are some things you should do on a frequent basis year-round: Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all

More information

Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists

Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists Today Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120-degrees Fahrenheit). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands. Start

More information

YEARLY VIEW. 6/28/2016

YEARLY VIEW.   6/28/2016 My Energy Planner - My Report Page 1 of 7 YEARLY VIEW The chart below illustrates the percentage of electricity being used throughout the year by your cooling and heating system, refrigerators, water heater,

More information

WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs Nov. 14, 2012 Dial-in number for Audio: 1-877-668-4493 Access code: 640 973 212 WebEx Technical Support: 866-229-3239 WATT s Up Webinar: Speakers

More information

1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20

1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20 1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20 Lighting 22 Appliances 29 Home Office and Home Electronics

More information

More Than. 100 Ways to. Electric Bill. Improve Your. More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1

More Than. 100 Ways to. Electric Bill. Improve Your. More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1 More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1 Take Advantage of Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Improvements Through 2016, federal tax credits

More information

The Energy Center. Energy Efficiency. from the others.

The Energy Center. Energy Efficiency. from the others. The Energy Center Center for Environmental Resource Management University of Texas at El Paso P.O. Box 68660 El Paso, Texas 79968 Energy Efficiency This material can be used in different ways, as posters,

More information

Fire and burn safety at home

Fire and burn safety at home Fire and burn safety at home Safe signals in the home Kitchen safety Bathroom safety Bedroom safety Living area safety Storage or utility safety Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Doors and windows Fire

More information

TAKING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

TAKING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE TAKING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE A T H O M E A T W O R K O N T H E R O A D M27-01-1257E Taking Action on Climate Change Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 1999 WE RE ALL PART OF THE SOLUTION Are you

More information

SMART ENERGY CHOICES ADD UP TO SAVINGS

SMART ENERGY CHOICES ADD UP TO SAVINGS SMART ENERGY CHOICES ADD UP TO SAVINGS At Jackson Energy Authority, our mission is to provide exceptional utility services that create value for our customers and our community. A key part of that mission

More information

Energy Conservation. Meet Mr.A and Mr.B. They have both received their electricity bill. One of them is happy and one of them is not.

Energy Conservation. Meet Mr.A and Mr.B. They have both received their electricity bill. One of them is happy and one of them is not. Name: Class: Date: Grade 11A Science Related Reading/Physics Energy Conservation Physical Processes 11A PRE READING TASK Meet Mr.A and Mr.B. They have both received their electricity bill. One of them

More information

What Everyone Should Know About Electricity

What Everyone Should Know About Electricity What Everyone Should Know About Electricity What is Electricity? It s the most common, most versatile source of energy in the American home. Electricity is the attraction between tiny atomic particles.

More information

More Than. 100 Ways to. Electric Bill. Improve Your. More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1

More Than. 100 Ways to. Electric Bill. Improve Your. More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1 More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill More Than 100 Ways To Improve Your Electric Bill 1 Take Advantage of Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Improvements In December 2010, Congress changed

More information

THANK YOU for your cooperation in cleaning this property we hope you have enjoyed living here.

THANK YOU for your cooperation in cleaning this property we hope you have enjoyed living here. RE/MAX Home and Land Property Management Phone: (509)332-4546 Fax: (509)334-5495 Email: rmhlrentals@gmail.com Website: rmhlrentals.com MOVE-OUT GUIDELINES THANK YOU for your cooperation in cleaning this

More information

Coloring and Activity Book

Coloring and Activity Book Coloring and Activity Book The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) Hello Boys and Girls, This book is for you. Follow Billy and Ellie the Energy Bears in this story. See how

More information

MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP

MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP Florida Housing Coalition Annual Conference September 2012 NSP PROGRAM BACKGROUND $ 3,296,917 in funding provided by Martin County 23 units of housing purchased

More information

Saving Energy: A Floor-To-Ceiling Guide

Saving Energy: A Floor-To-Ceiling Guide Saving Energy: A Floor-To-Ceiling Guide Saving energy really doesn t require a lot of your energy. There are some easy things you can do to make a difference in your monthly energy usage and still be comfortable.

More information

Saving Energy Around the Farmstead

Saving Energy Around the Farmstead Saving Energy Around the Farmstead Farm Energy Use Farming Operations use 2% of energy in U.S. On average farm energy = 14-15% of costs The cheapest energy is that we don t use Why Reduce Energy Use? Reduce

More information

Home Cooling Fact Sheet. Stay Cool, Comfortable, and Cut Costs.

Home Cooling Fact Sheet. Stay Cool, Comfortable, and Cut Costs. Home Cooling Fact Sheet Stay Cool, Comfortable, and Cut Costs. These simple tips can slash your cooling costs by hundreds of dollars How to make your cooling system more energy efficient Cutting cooling

More information

CHECK OUT ENERGY SAVINGS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON

CHECK OUT ENERGY SAVINGS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON CHECK OUT ENERGY SAVINGS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON CONGRATULATIONS! Checking out a Kill A Watt monitor starts you on the path to energy savings. By finding out how much energy your electronics

More information

Contents. General appliance information

Contents. General appliance information Contents Small Changes Make a Big Impact 3 Your Energy Costs 4 How to Calculate Your Energy Costs 5 Energy Saving Made Easy 6 Geysers Keep Your Bill Out of Hot Water 7 Lighting Smart 9 Standby Electricity

More information

A Resident s Guide to Cold Weather Energy Savings:

A Resident s Guide to Cold Weather Energy Savings: A Resident s Guide to Cold Weather Energy Savings: Lowering Utility Bills without Losing Comfort July 2009 Kouba-Cavallo Associates, Inc. Phone: 630 971-2016 E-mail: cavallo@kouba-cavallo.com Web: www.kouba-cavallo.com

More information

Code of Practice. Efficient Use of Electricity

Code of Practice. Efficient Use of Electricity Code of Practice on Efficient Use of Electricity CODE OF PRACTICE ON EFFICIENT USE OF ELECTRICITY Everyone wants to save money on the energy they use. By taking a number of simple energy efficiency steps,

More information

Energy Saving Tips. Our Top WHAM Wskazówki dotyczące oszczędzania energii nasz Top 40

Energy Saving Tips. Our Top WHAM Wskazówki dotyczące oszczędzania energii nasz Top 40 Energy Saving Tips Our Top 40 40 40 40 Wskazówki dotyczące oszczędzania energii nasz Top 40-40 www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk/energy-management WHAM2014 0813 2 How Green Is Your Home? Want to stop wasting

More information

REASSESS TO USE LESS FAST FACT

REASSESS TO USE LESS FAST FACT REASSESS TO USE LESS The cleanest, most affordable energy is the energy we don t use in the first place. So start by focusing on where you can use less. Could you walk or bike, instead of drive? Can you

More information

How to save energy around the home. Remember The cheapest energy is the energy you don t use

How to save energy around the home. Remember The cheapest energy is the energy you don t use How to save energy around the home Remember The cheapest energy is the energy you don t use Energy used by domestic work Cooking When cooking, putting several vegetables in the one pan not only cuts down

More information

Welcome to Indian Ridge Apartments!

Welcome to Indian Ridge Apartments! Welcome to Indian Ridge Apartments! Your new address is: 1025 Reynolds Road Johnson City, New York 13790 We hope your stay at Indian Ridge will be a long and happy one! If we can assist you in any way,

More information