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.
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.