Home Energy Stats & Facts

  • Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) can save 75% of the electricity by incandescent light bulbs and last 10 times longer
  • Energy Star clothes washers can save more than $80.00 per year in water and energy savings
  • Energy star refrigerators use up to 2 times less energy than a refrigerator that is only 10 years old
  • Repair leaky faucets
  • 30 leaked drops of water a minute can waste as much as 50 gallons of water per month.
  • Use a programmable thermostat
  • Turning your thermostat down 10 degrees for a 8 hour period can save as much as 10% on your energy bill - a great idea for when you are away from home or asleep
  • Sufficient insulation can increase your comfort and reduce your cooling cost up to 30 %
  • Use ceiling fans to increase circulation
  • Summertime the fan should turn in the clockwise direction, wintertime in the counter clockwise direction
  • For homes with central A/C keep the furnace fan on, this will help circulate the air and keep the home at an even temperature - this will also help in dehumidification
  • Plant trees to help your cooling costs - leafy shade trees to the south and west & evergreens to the north
  • Replace furnace filter monthly or as needed
  • Set water heater temperature to 120 degrees
  • Duct systems typically leak 15-30 % of the air passing through them
  • Keep radiators, baseboard radiators and heat registers clean and clear.

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