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Massachusetts Energy Saving Facts

Learn how to save energy and stay comfortable.


Compact fluorescent light bulbs save at least $25 in electricity over their lifetime.

Holiday lights using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) use one-tenth the energy of typical mini-lights and are cooler, which reduces fire risk.

If you replace 25% of your lights in high-use areas with compact fluorescent light bulbs, you can save about 50% of your lighting energy bill.

Heating and Cooling

Replacing your old central air conditioner with a new ENERGY STAR® qualified model can reduce your cooling costs by 20%.

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home (after space heating and cooling). It typically accounts for about 14% of your utility bill.


Modern washing machines use less water to get clothes just as clean, and spin faster, squeezing more water out and reducing drying time.

ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances use 10% to 50% less energy and water than standard models.

The clothes dryer uses more electricity than every appliance after the refrigerator, and costs about $85 to operate annually.

General Tips

Low flow showerheads and faucet aerators can reduce your hot water consumption by half.

Recycling two aluminum cans saves the amount of energy it takes to power a PC for one workday.

Well thought out plantings can cut your summer cooling and winter heating costs dramatically.