It’s hard to see the impact at first, but even small changes add up to noticeable energy savings. By switching your bulbs to LEDs, you could save enough for 40 cups of coffee in just one year.
Areas around appliances and electronics tend to fluctuate in temperature due to the heat that they radiate. Avoid keeping electronics close to your thermostat for the most accurate temperature reading of your room.
That may be an indicator of air leaks in your home. An energy auditor can help you spot this and other home energy improvements.
Read more about how an energy audit can benefit your home.
Now that the temperature is cooling down and the hum of the furnace has returned, get to know what helps your furnace perform more efficiently. An electronically commutated motor (also known as an ECM) helps the furnace fan start more gradually and run at a consistent output instead of turning off and on abruptly, which causes wear and tear and uses more energy.
You'd be surprised to learn how much energy your console uses when it's not in use. Flip the switch to see how much you can save by powering down after gameplay; just make sure to save your progress!
Did you know? Most gaming systems have a power saving mode that can help cut down on its energy use. Learn how to enable this feature for your console.
From fridges with internal cameras for efficient snack perusing, to dryers that know when to stop tumbling dry clothes, the world of smart appliances continues to grow.
Just remember to look for the blue ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances are proven to be more efficient; helping you hit the ground running with lasting energy savings.
Now that the sun is setting earlier at night you may feel like bringing more daylight inside. When shopping for an LED bulb look at the bulb’s lumens per watt. Lumens are a measure of a lightbulb’s efficiency and its brightness. The higher the lumen the more efficient and brighter the bulb.
In the market for a new furnace? The Save on Energy Heating and Cooling program can help you save with $250 off the cost of a new energy-efficient furnace.