Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population

Save this PDF as:
Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population"

Transcription

1 Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population Donald Fournier Managing Director SEDAC University of Illinois

2 Residential Energy American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States. About 80% of that energy is used in single-family homes, 15% in multi-family homes (such as apartments and condos), and 5% in mobile homes. Residential energy use has steadily increased over the past 25 years, but has increased at a slower rate than the rate of population increase. Many efficiency gains are being offset by increases in the number of electronics and appliances in the average home. There are still many opportunities to reduce energy consumption in the home at low or no costs.

3 Residential Trends Electricity represents the biggest change in residential energy usage. Result of significant nationwide increase in home central air conditioning, use of home energy appliances, and computers Electricity remains the most expensive energy source

4 Residential Energy Consumption Heating will be the largest energy usage. Next will be appliances and lighting. Next is water heating, then cooling. Appliances and Lighting 34% Electric Air Conditioning 11% Water Heating 13% Heating 34% Refrigeration 8%

5 No Cost Ways to Save In winter turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees: Every 1% setback = 3% savings on heating bill. Wear warm clothing to stay comfortable. Set the thermostat back to 55 degrees when away or sleeping (save 5-20%). In summer with central cooling, turn up your thermostat to 78 degrees: Dress appropriately. Set up during the day if no one home. Turn off window units when not in the room.

6 Low Cost Ways to Save Replace or clean furnace filters every one to three months. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy use. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5 percent of heating costs. In summer, keep central A/C condenser clear of leaves, bushes, etc. Use a ceiling fan and turn up the thermostat a few degrees. Do not simply remove dirty filters. This will allow dirt to collect on the heat exchanger surfaces and reduce efficiency.

7 No Cost Ways to Save Reduce hot water temperature to º. Save 7-11 % of water heating costs. Insulate water supply line (first 5 feet). Use cold water when washing clothes % of home energy cost is for water heating (today s detergents are designed for cold water). Clothes dryer: Keep dryer free of lint (clean filter every load). Keep dryer vent free of obstructions. Do not vent into the house or attic.

8 No Cost Ways to Save Perform a Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit at

9 No Cost Ways to Save Take a 5 minute shower instead of a bath. In heating season let the sun in. Open drapes and shades on the sunny side during the day. Close at night. Remove window air conditioning units for the winter. Remove to prevent heat from escaping through and around the unit. If it cannot be removed, buy a cover to prevent drafts (or wrap and tape with a large piece of plastic).

10 No Cost Ways to Save Close your fireplace flue. Keep closed except when not in use. Also shut fire place doors if installed. Use your ceiling fan. Run blades counter-clockwise in summer to push to create a breeze (moving air feels cooler). Set up thermostat a few degrees. Run clockwise in the winter to bring warm air down (only if there are high ceilings). When purchasing new ceiling fans, consider an ENERGY STAR model

11 No Cost Ways to Save Put your computer to sleep. Activate "sleep" when not in use for a while. Turn off equipment during longer periods of non-use to cut energy costs and improve longevity. Don t waste hot water. Adjust load size on washer to fit actual load.

12 No Cost Ways to Save Flip the switch. Turn off appliances when not in use: lights, TVs, VCRs or DVDs, computers, other electronics. Unplug electronics with remotes when not being used regularly. Keep vent space clean & clear. Make sure draperies, furniture or rugs aren t blocking air. Clean grills regularly with a vacuum or a broom.

13 No Cost Ways to Save Clean Refrigerator Coils Condenser coils are located in the back of older refrigerators and at the bottom of most new ones. They should be periodically cleaned with a vacuum or brush. Be sure to unplug the refrigerator when cleaning the coils.

14 Low Cost Ways to Save Caulk is cheap. Seal around windows, doors, and exterior walls near the floor, electrical outlets and plumbing penetrations. (Save 18-30% on heating.)

15

16 Where to look for air leaks.

17 Home Sealing Caulk is cheap. On windy days, feel around windows, doors, and exterior walls near the floor, electrical outlets or plumbing penetrations. Seal up your windows and doors with caulking and weather stripping to ensure that you're not wasting energy on heat that escapes through leaks to the outdoors. Caulk works best on small gaps. Your hardware store should have products to close the larger gaps. Use low expansion foam product to seal larger openings. Source: EPA - A DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO ENERGY STAR HOME SEALING

18

19 Seal Small Gaps Use expanding foam and caulk to seal the openings around plumbing vent pipes and electrical wires. Be sure to wear gloves and be careful not to get expanding foam on your clothes, as the foam is very sticky and nearly impossible to remove once it sets. When the foam or caulk is dry, cover the area again with insulation.

20 Seal and Insulate Attic Hatches

21 Low Cost Ways to Save

22 Install Window Kits in Winter Use when there are single pane or lose fit windows. Cuts out infiltration and adds to thermal barrier. Shrinks tight for a transparent, wrinkle-free fit. Double-sided tape seals off cracks and crevices. Quick & easy installation. Kits available for a variety of window sizes.

23 Low Cost Ways to Save Check the yellow energy label on your water heater. A low efficiency water heater could use an insulation blanket.

24 Low Cost Ways to Save Insulate Water Heater & Pipes

25 Low Cost Ways to Save Seal and Insulate Ducts Insulation Tape seams Seal leaks with mastic or aluminum tape

26 Low Cost Ways to Save Go low flow. Install lowflow showerheads and sink aerators. Repair leaky faucets and toilets promptly save water, money, and energy.

27 Low Cost Ways to Save Install an ENERGY STAR programmable thermostat: Temperature automatically sets back when asleep or away. Consider ENERGY STAR labeled appliances - use less energy, save money, and help the environment. Change a Light. Replace incandescent light bulbs with comparable compact fluorescent lamps.

28 Compact Fluorescent Lamps CFLs use far less energy. Have comparable brightness and color rendition compared to incandescent lamps. Can directly replace standard incandescent bulbs. Incandescent CFL 25 Watt = 5 Watt 50 Watt = 9 Watt 60 Watt = 15 Watt 75 Watt = 20 Watt 100 Watt = 25 Watt 120 Watt = 28 Watt 150 Watt = 39 Watt

29 Comprehensive Ways to Save Check your insulation: Check attic, ceilings, exterior and basement walls, floors, and crawl spaces vs. insulation levels recommended for your area. R-values the higher the R-value, the better your house will resist the transfer of heat. DOE recommends ranges of R-values based on local energy costs and climate conditions. See Zip Code Insulation Calculator, for economic insulation levels:

30 Comprehensive Ways to Save Increase your attic insulation. Easiest and most costeffective insulation option. If less than R-19 (6 inches of fiber glass or rock wool or 5 inches of cellulose), more could help. Consider insulating exterior walls. If attic insulated but home still drafty and cold in the winter, or too warm in the summer, add insulation to the exterior walls.

31 Adding Insulation

32 Recommended Insulation Levels Area Attic Wall (existing) 13 Recommended R-value Wall (new) 21 or 13+5 Floor over unconditioned space 30 Basement Wall 10/13 Crawl Space Wall 10/13

33 Comprehensive Ways to Save Keep your furnace operating efficiently: Seasonal Inspection. Heating and cooling = half of the energy costs for the average home. Ask for temperature-rise check to be sure your furnace is operating in the range set by the manufacturer.

34 Comprehensive Ways to Save Look for the ENERGY STAR: Consider replacing old gas appliances with ENERGY STAR models. If gas water heater > 12 years, consider replacement. Look for the Energy Factor (EF)- the higher, the more efficient. If furnace > 15 years, consider an ENERGY STAR rated model - about 15 % more efficient vs. standard.

35 Should You Replace Your Furnace? If furnace >10 years and repair costs > $500, replace rather than repair. If your furnace is old but not broken, deciding when to replace it can be difficult: Average life of furnaces: years. Boilers life: 30 years. Start shopping before life is over, so you won t make a hasty decision.

36 Replacing your furnace? Emergency shopping can be costly. If house is large with high heating bills, may be cost-effective to purchase a high efficiency model now. If repairing furnace, look for a heating professional who has experience with your type of heating system. Take advantage of tax credits and utility incentives.

37 95% AFUE 1 Furnace w/ Electrically Commutated Motor (ECM) High efficiency furnaces, but poor electrical efficiency. Air handlers can draw over 700 watts. Efficient air handlers draw between 200 and 400 watts. 40% to 70% more efficient than standard furnaces. 1 Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

38 When Buying New Appliances Check the EnergyGuide label. Estimated yearly energy consumption and cost. Your actual energy consumption and cost will vary. Scale for comparison with other models. Shop around and find an Energy Star model for the same price as a standard model.

39 Tax Incentives Energy Policy Act of 2005 with many follow-on changes has energy efficiency incentives for existing homes. Average home loses % of its energy through inadequate insulation and inefficient lights and appliances. Energy bill offers consumers tax credits for making energy efficiency improvements in homes. For 2011: cost-based credit to for energy improvements (limit $500): 10% up to $200 for Energy Star doors & windows. 10% up to $500 for insulation, duct sealing, and infiltration reduction. 30% up to $150 for furnace or hot water boiler. 30% up to $300 for any energy-efficient heat pumps, central air conditioners, and water heaters.

40

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$ We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$ Table of contents Inside Your Home 2 Outside Your Home 10 What You Can Do 12 inside your home Simple

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Basic Home Energy Audit

Basic Home Energy Audit Basic Home Energy Audit The purpose of this information is to help you perform your own basic home energy audit. Improved energy efficiency can contribute to lower bills, increased comfort, lower utility

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

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

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

Home Energy Assessment Report

Home Energy Assessment Report Home Energy Assessment Report Prepared for Prepared by Nathaniel Dick 50 Washington St Westborough, MA 01581 Assessment Date Powered by Conservation Services Group Assessment Summary About Your Home Year

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

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

Higher fuel prices choking you?

Higher fuel prices choking you? the first in a series Higher fuel prices choking you? You re not alone. From the gas pump to the grocery store, everyone is feeling the increase in energy prices. When fuel prices rise, so does the cost

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings

The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings Use Compact fluorescent Light Bulbs Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or even better; with LED

More information

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist This energy audit checklist is a simple procedure that will allow you to appraise the energy efficiency of your home. By completing the energy audit checklist

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

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Hot Winter Tips Find the Leaks, Then Weatherize You can save 10% or more on your energy bill by reducing the air leaks in your home. Test your home for air leaks.

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

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

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

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

Pro Eco-Energy. Home Assessment

Pro Eco-Energy. Home Assessment Pro Eco-Energy Home Assessment Prepared for: Prepared by: Pro Eco Energy Andrew Aliferis PO Box 445 Scotland, PA 17254 717-446-0575 ABOUT THIS REPORT Your in-home evaluation was conducted on 2/12/2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE Founded in 1999 Focus on Capacity Building Home to Multiple Programs CharlestonWISE & The Impact Project Energy Conservation Corps Pathways to a Green Economy Connects you

More information

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program. Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. NJCleanEnergy.com

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program. Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. NJCleanEnergy.com New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program Residential Energy Efficiency Programs New Jersey Board of Public Utilities State agency and regulatory authority created to ensure safe,

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

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

Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White. Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on

Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White. Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on How Can U Conserve Energy? Lower thermostat setting, resulting in cooler home Choosing to walk or ride a bike rather than driving Hanging

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

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

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

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

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY HOME APPLIANCES 1. Turn your refrigerator down. Refrigerators account for about 20% of Household electricity use. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature

More information

Lighting. The vast majority of lighting was fluorescent, either compact or linear.

Lighting. The vast majority of lighting was fluorescent, either compact or linear. Sustainability Audit Report Submitted: September 24, 2008 Audit performed by: Greg Smith and Kelsey Fisher Space/Date Audited: Student Sustainability Center/July 30, 2008 Lighting The vast majority of

More information

Northeast Oklahoma REC s Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit Silver Level

Northeast Oklahoma REC s Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit Silver Level Northeast Oklahoma REC s Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit Silver Level Start today and start saving! First project (circle and initial when completed) Hot Water Tank Blanket Objective: Install a blanket

More information

Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016

Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016 Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016 Why Do Any of This? Why Do Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Why weatherize? It is an easy

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

Note that due to file size constraints, you will need to access and all 5 of the following epubs forms separately as listed below:

Note that due to file size constraints, you will need to access and  all 5 of the following epubs forms separately as listed below: Attention zipform 6 Users: Note that due to file size constraints, you will need to access and email all 5 of the following epubs forms separately as listed below: 1_HAZARDS - Residential Environmental

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

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide BY PRA Construction Services, Inc MN Contractor Lic # BC-20543965 www.praservices.com 612-282-2269 From simple repair jobs to large scale construction project, we

More information

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Technological advances and the development of energy-efficient products can help American families save a lot of money. Today, American families can choose refrigerators

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

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

This chapter helps you identify

This chapter helps you identify HOME*A*SYST Home Assessment System Chapter 6. Energy Savings for your Home This chapter helps you identify possible problems with your home heating and cooling systems, your house envelope (the foundation,

More information

ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS. Jim Riggins Monument, CO

ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS. Jim Riggins Monument, CO ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS Jim Riggins Monument, CO Overview Home Energy Efficiency Basics Sample Energy Audit Results The Professional Energy Audit Benefits of Energy Efficiency U.S.

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

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Technological advances and the development of energy-efficient products can help American families save a lot of money. Today, American families can choose refrigerators

More information

ENERGY SAVERS BOOKLET. Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

ENERGY SAVERS BOOKLET. Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home ENERGY SAVERS BOOKLET Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home R ight in your own home, you have the power to reduce energy demand, and when you reduce demand, you cut the amount of resources, like coal and

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

Path to Energy Savings & Solar

Path to Energy Savings & Solar 02.10.10 Path to Energy Savings & Solar Existing Residential and Small Commercial 2 Goals of this Webinar Provide the tools and inform you of the steps you should take before and after installing solar

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

ThermWise Home Energy Plan Mail-In Plan

ThermWise Home Energy Plan Mail-In Plan ThermWise Home Energy Plan Mail-In Plan Thank you for taking advantage of Dominion Energy s ThermWise Home Energy Plan to help you identify ways to improve the efficiency of your home. Energy efficiency

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

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

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

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

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

Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals

Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Introduction This course will teach you how easy it is to reduce your energy use at home, including tips you can use today. There are easy, practical solutions

More information

A smarter, healthier way to live.

A smarter, healthier way to live. A smarter, healthier way to live. www.mcguinnhomes.com Why are McGuinn Hybrid Homes different? Simple. You will be healthier and have more money to spend because we will build your hybrid home to seal

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

It s time to take charge: A Citizen s Guide to Reducing Energy Waste

It s time to take charge: A Citizen s Guide to Reducing Energy Waste It s time to take charge: A Citizen s Guide to Reducing Energy Waste The future is here but we re living in the past. Clean energy from the sun and wind can provide for our energy needs without the global

More information

César Chávez Cultural Center Sustainability Audit Report

César Chávez Cultural Center Sustainability Audit Report César Chávez Cultural Center Sustainability Audit Report Audited: December 9, 2011 Submitted: January13, 2012 Audit performed by: Nick Chaney Building contact: Sasha Paape This report contains observations

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

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

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 Audit. 170 Security Circle Suite 104 Athens, GA

Home Energy Audit. 170 Security Circle Suite 104 Athens, GA 170 Security Circle Suite 104 Athens, GA 30605 706-248-0821 Home Energy Audit Customer: John Customer Auditor: Brian Young BPI# 5015564 Address: 0000 Deer Run Drive Date: 08/17/2010 Type: Single Family

More information

Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1

Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1 FCS3267 Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1 Nicholas W. Taylor, M. Jennison Kipp, and Kathleen C. Ruppert 2 Quick Facts 40% or more of a typical Florida home's

More information

30 Great Energy Savings Tips for Your Businesses

30 Great Energy Savings Tips for Your Businesses 30 Great Energy Savings Tips for Your Total Energy Connections, LLC Energy is a major expense for small businesses. Every business is looking for a way to reduce cost, and energy consumption is a great

More information

Presented by: Mandy Patrick Houston County Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences

Presented by: Mandy Patrick Houston County Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences Earth-Kind Home Indoor Air Quality ~ Energy Efficiency ~ In-Home Water Conservation Presented by: Mandy Patrick Houston County Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences Why have an Earth-Kind Home?

More information