Saving Energy and Money at Work and at Home
When thinking about conservation, there are two basic questions to answer. First, what technological changes can be made at your home or organization? Second, what behavioral changes can be made? Using advances in technology typically get a bigger energy savings, so think about changing out incandescent lights for fluorescent ones or buying a more efficient air conditioning unit.
But don't discount the multitude of small, easy energy-saving actions that every resident can take. These add up for big savings.
The Energy Saver Guide from Energy.gov includes tried-and-true tips on how to get a home energy audit, weatherize your home, heat and cool more efficiently, and reduce your electricity use. The latest edition also provides information about how to use smart thermostats, connect with your utility to monitor your energy use, and use smart appliances—things we definitely weren't talking about when the very first guide was released 20 years ago!
Some of the recommendations are easy and inexpensive home improvements—you can tackle these projects to immediately increase your comfort and lower energy bills. Other upgrades may require you to consult an expert for recommendations that make the most sense for your home and your family.
Either way, the guide and the website empower you to approach your choices as an educated consumer.
To access the Energy Saver Guide, click the attachment below.