Energy House

Energy House

Save Energy in Every Room

This interactive Energy House shows you simple ways you can save money in every room throughout your house. Click on the green circles to discover ways to save.

Home Theater System

Choose Energy Star® products to save energy without sacrificing quality or performance. Plus, plug all of your nonessential devices into a separate power strip. Switch the strip off when its devices aren't in use.

Drapes and Window Coverings

Tighten and weather-strip your old windows. Add storm windows for additional protection. Close the drapes in the summer to keep the house cool. In the winter months, keep the drapes open to let warm sunlight in.

Bedroom Windows

Tighten and weather-strip your old windows. Add storm windows for additional protection. Close the drapes in the summer to keep the house cool. In the winter months, keep the drapes open to let warm sunlight in.

Refrigerator

Help save energy by replacing an old refrigerator with an Energy Star® model. Plus, keep your fridge full to help conserve energy.

Lights

When you leave the room, be sure to turn off the lights. Plus, save even more by switching to compact fluorescent bulbs. Use our savings calculator to see how much you can save by switching.

Sink

Repair leaky faucets which can waste gallons of water.

Bathroom Sink

Repair any faucet leaks, which can waste gallons of water.

Electrical Outlets

If you aren’t using outlets, keep them covered and seal any cracks around them.

Dryer

Don't over-dry your clothes. If 50 minutes works, don't set it to 70 minutes.
Make sure to clean the inside lint filter before each drying cycle.
Periodically check your flexible metal dryer vent hose to ensure it is still tightly connected and not kinked.

Dryer Vent

Make sure your outside dryer vent door closes when the dryer is not in use which requires occasionally cleaning out lint accumulation.

HVAC

Have an HVAC technician check your systems annually to ensure your systems are moving the correct amount of air, are properly charged, are free from duct leaks and are strictly in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines.

Keep the inside and outside coils clean and free of debris and change return filters monthly.