Facts About Spas and Hot Tubs

There are three major factors that effect how much energy your spa or hot tub will use. These factors are: weather, spa size, and use.

Simple Steps For Long Term Savings

Reducing energy use in your home can be as simple as changing your furnace filter. By following energy saving tips in your home, you can save money on your energy costs.

Home Lighting: Bright Ideas For Energy

Although one light bulb doesn't use much energy, when you combine all the lights in your home, these bulbs can account for up to 20% of your monthly electric costs.

Facts About Weather Stripping And Caulking

By weather stripping and caulking air leaks in your home, you can save up to 6% on your home's heating and cooling costs.

Holiday Lighting: Safety And Energy-Efficient Tips

Holiday lights featuring LEDs can save up to 90% on holiday lighting costs when compared to traditional incandescent holiday lights.

Facts About Whole House Fans

A whole house fan works to cool your home by drawing cool outdoor air into your home through open windows and doors. At the same time, the fan pushes warm air outside through attic vents.

Facts About Water Heater

The energy needed to warm your water can account for a large part of your home's monthly energy costs. Simple energy saving tips can help your water heater run more efficiently.

Facts About Vacation Energy Bills

By taking a few simple steps before you leave for a vacation, you can control your appliance energy use and help keep your energy costs down.

Facts About Heat Pumps

It takes less energy to transfer heat than to produce it. That is why heat pumps are so efficient, delivering more than two units of heat for each unit of electricity it uses.

Facts About Home Cooling

Air conditioning can account for up to 11% of your home's energy costs. When the weather turn hot, be sure your home's cooling unit is running properly.

Being Energy Efficient With A Newborn In Your Home

A lot changes with the addition of a new baby in your home, including your energy costs. On average, people use 25% more electricity and 13% more natural gas in their homes with the addition of a new baby.

Winter Energy Savings and Safety Tips

A clean and well maintained furnace is not only safe, but it can save you money on your energy costs.

Saving Energy: A Floor-to-Ceiling Guide

Simple maintenance and repairs made to your home can also lower your energy costs.

Refrigerators and Freezers

Refrigerators account for about 20% of annual home energy use. Proper maintenance can help make your appliances run more energy efficiently and lower energy costs.

Facts About Clothes Washers and Dryers

For a typical home, an Energy Star qualified clothes washer could save as much as 7,000 gallons of water per year, while an Energy Star qualified dryer uses about 30% less energy than a standard model.

Facts About Energy Guide Labels

The EnergyGuide label can help you find the most energy efficient appliance to meet your home's needs. Appliances have one of two labels, either showing annual energy use for the appliance or one that shows the energy efficiency of the appliance.

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