Start your savings with the flip of a switch and read on for where you might find ways to save energy in your home office, kitchen, and every room in between.
Your Morning Bathroom Routine Could Be Adding to Your Electricity Costs
Did you know the bathroom vanity is one of the highest-use fixtures in the average home? By replacing your home’s top-five most frequently used light fixtures with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs, you could save as much as $70 each year in energy costs. Get started and take the pledge today.
See How Much Wasted Energy Is Lurking in Your Home Office
Most home office equipment is left on 24 hours a day. Equipment that is automatically set to sleep mode not only uses less energy, but it also runs cooler and lasts longer. In addition, you can save even more energy in your office with these small hacks:
- When your monitor is inactive, switch to sleep mode or turn it off to avoid screensavers.
- Turn off fax machines, printers, scanners, and copiers when not in use.
- Switch off power cords on weekends or any time spent out of the office.
Check Attics and Basements for Air Leaks and Get a $200 Rebate on Air Sealing
With windows throughout your home, start by monitoring rooms for air leaks. A quick way to get started is to caulk and weather-strip around windows and doors that leak air. It’s also a good idea to replace your screens with storm windows to provide an extra barrier from the outside air. Other common trouble spots for air leaks are in the basement, attic, and plumbing vents. Here’s a guide to get you started. You might also consider talking to a professional who can help you take advantage of our rebate for up to $200 on air sealing services.
Enjoy a Rebate on Your Refrigerator
Fun fact: Refrigerators made before 1993 use twice the energy that newer models do. An ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, however, uses less energy than a 60-watt lightbulb run continuously does and uses at least 20% less energy than required by current federal standards. If you have an older fridge, you can prevent 5,500 to 20,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions just by unplugging and recycling it properly—and you can also get a $50 rebate from us.