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It can take as little as 15 minutes to make your home more energy efficient. Don’t believe it? Just try cleaning your dryer’s lint filter, reversing the blades on your ceiling fan or putting a lid on a pan while you’re cooking. All of these small steps add up to energy savings.
Whether you’re ready to commit 15 minutes or make a larger investment to stop energy leaks in your home, our energy saving tools can help you find savings in every room. You can also stay up-to-date on new ways to conserve power by signing up for our Energy Tip of the Month.
What can I do to save energy and money?
Start with a Home Energy Audit
How energy efficient is your home? Take this online audit to calculate your power consumption. Launch the Home Energy Audit.
Change your Bulbs
One of the easiest ways to save money is switcing to CFLs. Figure out how much you can save with the Touchstone Energy CFL calculator.
Explore Savings in Every Room
Go from room to room in the Energy Efficient House to see where you might save energy and money. Explore the Energy Efficient House.
Include the Whole Family
In the Kids Zone, children can learn how to help their families be energy efficient and safe with games, videos and fun tools.
What can you do?
Energy Saving Tips
When summer turns hot and humid, remember that cranking up the air conditioning is only one option. Shade trees, awnings and window treatments block heat from entering your home, and running a fan keeps rooms comfortable at higher temperatures.
Closing the blinds and turning up the thermostat just 10° to 15° as you walk out the door can shave a lot off your electric bill this summer.
Take advantage of renewable energy by using solar-powered outdoor lighting in your garden or along your sidewalk.
Trees not only improve your landscaping and help the planet; they can also contribute to saving energy on your heating and cooling bill.
Clean your vents and seal ducts properly to improve efficiency by up to 20 percent*.
Get smart: Installing a smart thermostat is a small investment, but quickly turns to huge savings and a warmer home.
Make a 2014 Energy Resolution. Consider investing in an energy-efficient electric heat pump, CFL bulbs, weatherproofing or ENERGY STAR® appliances that can help save money all year long.
Up to 15% of a home's heat loss can be attributed to an improperly sealed attic entrance.
Sealing leaks with caulk is an easy way to keep energy costs low.
Make a plan as family for using less energy with energy efficient tips.
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