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Energy Solutions - Home

Every time you buy a home appliance, tune up your heating system, or replace a burned-out light bulb, you're making a decision that affects the environment. Serious human health and environmental problems are directly associated with energy production and transportation: such as urban smog, oil spills, and acid rain, to mention just a few. But you may not realize how much a difference each one of us can make by considering energy use in our household purchases and maintenance decisions.

What you can do

Energy awareness tips

Energy efficiency: First things first

The average American household spends nearly $1,500 per year on utility bills. There are scores of things you can do to make your home more efficient, more comfortable and free up money for better uses. Low-cost, easy to do projects can make a big difference in your utility bills.

Getting started: Weatherization

Things that cost nothing and save cash

Simple and inexpensive - Things that will pay for themselves in lower energy bills in less than a year

Getting serious - Measures that have paybacks of one to three years

Measures that will save a lot of energy and money, but have paybacks of more than three years

Save water as well as energy!

Saving resources saves energy

Recycling materials can reduce the energy demand needed to manufacture those products including the energy necessary to extract natural resources used as raw materials.

Landscape to save energy

Landscaping is a natural and beautiful way to shade your home and block the sun. A well-placed tree, bush, or vine can deliver effective shade and add to the aesthetic value of your property. When designing your landscaping, use plants native to your area that survive with minimal care.