Energy efficiency is a means of reducing energy waste. Energy efficient electronics and appliances provide the same services but use less energy in the process. Unlike energy conservation, energy efficiency does not require change in habits – only a more responsible approach to them. Energy efficiency can manage our increasing global demand for power and still conserve natural resources, reduce our dependence our foreign sources of energy and save money.
TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Use a smart strip to power your devices.
Choose ENERGY STAR electronics and appliances.
Use LED light bulbs rather than incandescent light bulbs.
Use ENERGY STAR ceiling fans to cool the air in individual rooms.
Change your heating and air conditioning system filters regularly.
Schedule a professional inspection of your heating and air conditioning system annually.
Lower the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees and use a water heater blanket for insulation.
Schedule a professional energy audit of your home. An energy audit can determine sources of energy waste and recommend practices for reducing energy waste.
Inspect your home for drafts. Conditioned air often escapes around doors, windows and even electrical outlets. If you notice drafts, seal any gaps and install additional insulation in those areas.
ENERGY STAR ELECTRONICS
You can save energy and money and still enjoy your favorite devices with ENERGY STAR electronics and appliances.
LIGHT BULBS 101
Lumens? Watts? Kelvin scales? Color temperatures? Are you in the dark about light bulb choices? We can enlighten your selection.
IMPROVING FUEL EFFICIENCY
Fuel is energy too. You can conserve gasoline and money by improving the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.