Saving Energy

Saving Energy

There are a number of ways to make your home more energy efficient. It could mean adding insulation, replacing old windows and doors or installing a new high efficiency heating and cooling system. The links on this page are there to help point you in the right direction to educate yourself on ways you can make your home more energy efficient.How American use electricity

The Energy Wise Energy Guide is a great place to start looking for energy savings in your home. This comprehensive guide will help you look at all areas of your home for efficiencies.

EnergyWiseMN is a great online resource with calculators and other tools to help you make decisions with heating and cooling systems, appliances and more.

Touchstone Energy's energy efficiency web site Togetherwesave.com offers videos on how you can make your home more energy efficient.

The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings.

The Home Energy Saver quickly computes a home's energy use on-line based on methods developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Users can estimate how much energy and money can be saved and how much emissions can be reduced by implementing energy-efficiency improvements. All end uses (heating, cooling, major appliances, lighting, and miscellaneous uses) are included.

Right Light Guide:  With so many choices in new LED lighting how do you know what to buy.  The Right Light Guide helps compare the different lighting types and explains how to match up the right light for your needs.  Look for the Energy Star logo when purchasing any light.  Energy Star lights go through annual testing to assure certain quality standards.