Energy Tips

This pie chart describes the energy consumption in a typical U.S. Household. Refrigeration consumes 8%, Other consumes 8%, Space Heating consumes 31%, Space cooling consumes 12%, water heating consumes 12%, lighting consumes 11%, computers and electronics consumes 9%, appliances consumes 9%.

Typical U.S. Household Energy Use

  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Insulation
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Cook Range
  • Pool and Spa
  • Water Heater

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LIGHTING
•    Replace incandescent bulbs with CFL’s.
•    Replace incandescent torchieres.
•    Use T-8 & electronic ballast.

Did you know…

If you replace 5 incandescent bulbs of 100 watts with 5 CFL’s 25 watts each, you can save up to $112 per year.
CFL lifespan = 10,000 hours
Incandescent lifespan = 1,000 hours

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HEATING

  • Use a high-efficiency natural gas furnace.
  • Test and seal leaky air ducts.
  • Install or upgrade wall & attic insulation.
  • Caulk & weather-strip drafty windows and doors.
  • Set thermostat at 68° F.

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AIR CONDITIONING

  • Install or upgrade wall & attic insulation.
  • Temperature set at 78° F.
  • Keep circulation coil clean and replace filter regularly.
  • Keep A/C unit away from direct sun light.

Did you know…

You can save 25% or more energy with higher ENERGY STAR SEER Ratings over old air conditioner.

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INSULATION

  • Install or upgrade wall and attic insulation of proper thickness to minimize heat transfer.
  • Types of home insulation: Loose-fill, rigid board, spray foam, batt and blanket.
  • Ensure caulking and window sealant is in top shape to reduce air infiltration.

Did you know…


35% of heat loss can be attributed to air infiltration.

 

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